Can I keep you?

I know it hasn’t really been that long,

But now that we have met, I want to ask

A simple question, even if it’s strange.

Can I keep you?

I know that you’re a person, not a pet,

I know you’re not a creature I can keep.

You’re more than that, I know, I understand.

But I still need to ask

.

..

.

Can I keep you?

Can I keep you as my friend

Can I keep you as a buddy.

Can I keep you when I need you

And even more when I don’t.

The only thing that I had hoped to say

Is that I think that you are worth… keeping.

Because to me it seems that you are great.

If you aren’t sure, don’t answer straightaway.

Just think on it, and maybe let me know.

Because if I was brave enough to say

The whole truth

If I was brave enough to ask

The real question

I would say

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..

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Will you keep me?

Jenny Guilford – 2019

Read more of my poems and short stories here.

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