She enjoys his company
and his love of food,
theater and adventure.

He has the capacity
to amuse her regardless
of her mood.

But, past the smiles
and conversation, his
touch never excites her.

He, sincere in his love and
devotion, she, never with
more than friendly affection.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

8 responses to “Lacking

  1. Rigel Ordinario

    I know the feeling well. But there is always hope to escape the dreaded Friend Zone.

  2. So sad to have unrequited love…great write

  3. There has to be a mutual spark for anything to have room to go anywhere, doesn’t there. Shame she doesn’t feel the same as he does.

  4. Very accurate portrayal of a rather common situation. Well done.

  5. too bad sounds like she’s using him

  6. Sounds like two different stories intersecting at points, but not enough to bind them together.

    My 3WW

  7. Lacking perhaps from his point of view.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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