Wasted Time

Written by: Tucker Carwile Jr



                        Afraid of making,
                            that first move.
                         Quietly with small talk,
                             without a sentence,
                                ever being spoken.

                         Bumping legs
                             beneath the table
                                     or
                              rubbing shoulders,
                                 with only sideways looks.

                           How awkward these times
                                  can be.
                           If only we had spoken
                                  of things we wanted,
                             without the fears,
                                     of rejection.

                             How much wasted time,
                                     could we have saved.