I Want To Be

Poetry by Lily Burke

I want to be your girlfriend.
I want to be the person you whisper secrets to in the dark.
I want to be the person you go to on good days
And bad days.
I want to be the person you’re proud to tell your mother about,
and your aunt you only see at Christmas.

I want to be your girlfriend.
Not because I want the title.
But because I want you
In all your glory.
I want you sick
And I want you healthy.
I want to be the person that understands you.
That loves you
When you can’t love yourself.

I want to be your girlfriend.
Just like I want to hold your hand
And wear your hoodie.
I want your smell to consume me.
I want you to kiss me like you’re starving
Or like I’m your oxygen tank.
Kiss me like I’ve stolen all your air
And you want it back.

I want to be your girlfriend.
I’m tired of telling people we’re just friends
I don’t want to be friends
I want to be yours
I want to be your girlfriend.

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Lily Burke is a freshman at Clayton A. Bouton High School.