Editor’s Pick | Let Me Crush: Poetry by Lus Aziz Ali

Dear crush
Like always, you might not be expecting this
You probably never expect anything from me
See I have tried figuring out how to move on
But the only move I’m used to is loving you even more
And even though this is only going to hurt
All I request is for you to just let me crush
You said you like me a lot but you’re afraid it’s not enough
Well what you should know is, I can never really get enough
Get enough of this picture of you in my mind
Where you glance at me with a mysterious kind of doubt
Get enough of the echoes of your warm, soft voice in my ears
Telling me how cute this haircut makes me look
Or get enough of the fact that you and me
are two different souls,
With different emotions towards each other
But with a similar comfort zone called denial.
You say we already failed before we began
But what I ever learnt about failing is the must to try again
So all I ask, is for you to just let me crush
You believe we don’t deserve each other
And you conclude I should move on
because you think it’s better that way
But if you’re right and it’s better that way
then why does it hurt?
And if you’re right when you say we come from two different worlds,
Then why do I feel like you are my world?
Why do I feel that my love for you is kind of round
Round that my moving on operates in circles
Circles where I keep meeting up with the fact
that it’s you who I truly love
Stop telling me that letting you go is the best for me
Because I never fall in love with the best
I fall in love with you
And I feel best while loving you
so all I ask for again,
is you to just let me crush!
©Lus Aziz Ali.

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