I wonder what happens when I lay beside you 

If I rest my head on your shoulder 

I wonder if I can hear your heart tremor 


To the beat of my nerves 

I wonder if you tread carefully with your words 

Pick and choose phrases that will make me listen 


Riesling over liquor 

I wonder if you have lost thoughts 

Tremble at their release and take them elsewhere 


Whisper without me 

I wonder if you hide your truth 

Mask feelings in sweet nothings 


Hide dark in the night 

Mattie Grace Levy

I'm a black woman, a classically trained oboist, a self-taught composer, and an introspective poet trying to comprehend my thoughts.

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