Make Your Move

Everyone has gone
and it’s just us,
waiting for the other
to make her move.
The longer I wait,
the more I think
I read this all wrong.
The longer you wait,
the more I want to ask.
That smile, your laugh,
the way your neck
looks so desirable
when you throw your head back.
If I am still here
and so are you
and the bar is closing
then it must be true.
Hurry up and ask
before it’s too late,
not just in the evening,
but in this unexpected fate.

© Autumn Siders 2018
Make Your Move


Fortune favors the bold
but how unfortunate for you
that boldness destroys
every single thing you do.

Tomorrow cannot bring
what today could not
when broken promises
are the only thing you’ve got.

Life can beat you down
and love can lift you up
but only you can decide
how full or empty is your cup.

© Autumn Siders 2014

What it Is

It’s not that I mind being alone,
in fact I enjoy it,
which I think you knew
all too well.
It’s not that my heart is broken
or that I can’t go on,
’cause the truth is
it’s not, I have.
It’s not that things didn’t work out
or that we went our separate ways
or that I was wrong and you were right
or I was right and you were wrong.
It’s that the way your hand,
felt in mine
was like being home
by the fire
on a cold winter night.

© Autumn Siders 2018
What it Is