if only

I’d ask you out
if only the words would come
but they are stuck in my throat,
trapping my lungs.
I’d bare my soul
if only I thought you’d care
but I know in my heart
that’s more than I dare.
If only I could find a way
just to make you see
that all you ever needed
is right here with me.

© Autumn Siders 2018

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