"An Oral History of the Conflicting Desires that Broke Us Apart
You Want/I Want" - Rob White:
I wanted to be goofy with my little brother. You thought I was being stupid.
You wanted to rub our sexual adventures in my exes face. I just wanted to move on.
I wanted to hold you. You didn’t like being touched.
You wanted boys. I just wanted girl.
You wanted a forever boyfriend right then and there. I just wanted to be sure.
You wanted someone it would be okay to twist the truth around. I wanted to be the one worth telling the truth to.
You wanted to be the Queen of Hearts. I was comfortable being the March Hare.
You wanted to destroy yourself. I wanted to blow out the fuse.
You wanted to keep changing your mind about what you wanted. I just wanted to know what the hell was going on.
You wanted to be free. I thought we could be free together.
You wanted the world. And I could only give you Athens.
Rob White is the featured reader at tonight's Word of Mouth, WEDNESDAY JULY 11. Sign-up for open mic is at 7 pm and readings begin upstairs at 8 pm. See you there!