Balk: A Love Poem

This weekend was a

Topsy-turvy roller coaster ride

Test my love and endurance to be with you

Never before have I had

"male superiority" shown to me SO EXTREMELY

It was just a handshake

Refused to me by multiple males in your family

Just a handshake

But, for me

It was more than that

I felt like I should be hugged and embraced

With multiple happy shouts of

"We love you! Welcome to the family!"

None of that happened

The women were in one room.

The men in the other.

I love you

I love you .

I love you.

I want to share a life with you.

I want to be with you.

But, here I am not knowing how to feel.

Here I am balking….