Elephant in the room

Into the room, bang smack in the middle,                                                                                        

a huge, grey beast                                                                                                                                     

looking awkward really                                                                                                                   

then there was you sitting                                                                                                                 

looking at me fiddling                                                                                                                     

Umm, well, you see                                                                                                                       

theres nothing to say, is there?                                                                                                        

the elephant knows it too                                                                                                                   

its stuck here until you do, until I do                                                                                               

so obvious, a hulking great animal                                             

You look up and so do I                                                                                                               

wondering who is going to make                                                                                                     

the move, the word, be the bigger person                                                                               

neither of us want to but                                                                                                                     

its getting restless, we must give it a try

Both take a breath at once                                                                                                             

wait, not you first,                                                                                                                    

painfully polite, not like this normally                                                                                              

it must be the elephant in the room                                                                                               

lets just get this over with. This instant.

The two dreaded words,                                                                                                                  

"I'm, I'm"                                                                                                                                                  

its all we all want to hear                                                                                                                    

so near, so close. I'll say it then!                                                                                                         

I'm sorry                                                                                                                                              

and the room suddenly seems three time bigger

The End

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