to take a leap of faith...or not

A Poem By Erin // 3/22/2015

you grabbed my hand and held it
but we were on a rollercoaster
so I don’t know if it counts

our shoulders were pressed together
neither of us moved away
but does it just mean we’re comfortable?
or is it something more?

you swing your arm around my shoulders
pull me to your side while we walk
just briefly
you ran your hands up and down my arms
to warm me up

you told me, “it’s people like you who are
making me soft.”
“how?” I asked.
“because you actually mean something. Curse you
for mattering.”

how many people did you say that to?
I just don’t want to
jump in before feelings are
reciprocated

in the most colloquial of terms
I’m super “into” you
maybe I’m just scared
and that’s why I won’t act

either way,
you’re important
we’re important
and I’m not sure
if we’re there yet.

Comments

Erin Erin Erin I love love

Erin Erin Erin I love love love this. It's one of your best. It's beautiful in its simplicity, just the utter realness of it all. It's so lovely, and relatable for a lot of people, I'm sure, and the way you strung everything together was so concise, it was practically rhythmic. One of my favorites of yours!

Madeline | Sun, 03/22/2015

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Thank you so much! I always

Thank you so much! I always love getting comments from you! :)

Erin | Sun, 03/22/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Extremely relatable but very

Extremely relatable but very personal and so very, very lovely! I absolutely loved it!

Kassady | Mon, 03/23/2015

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
---
Write On!

Thank you, ma'am!

Thank you, ma'am!

Erin | Mon, 03/23/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

"jump in before feelings

"jump in before feelings are
reciprocated"

"Curse you
for mattering.”

:)

Maddi | Tue, 03/24/2015

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thanks! I can't take credit

Thanks! I can't take credit for "curse you for mattering" though. Haha. That was an actual conversation.

Erin | Tue, 03/24/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I knew it!

I thought it might have been from a conversation....it was far too real :)

Maddi | Wed, 03/25/2015

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Wow!

Very beautiful Erin! This is definitely relative to most of us at one time. You capture the unsure but yet sure feeling so well. It brings back memories for me :) Love the imagery too! Great job! Blessings to you!

Wings of Eternity | Sun, 04/05/2015

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!

Erin | Mon, 04/06/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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