Tongue Tied

You have some idea how much 
I like you
which is why you have been 
avoiding me

Here we are, fourteen
parachute pants and hair bands
disastrous kisses excused
by the belief we will one day
get better at this

Practice will perfect us

Not so fast:
At fifty we are still tongue-tied and
skating circles
around each other

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