“Not a Romance Novel”

You say, you want nothing more than to kiss me,

and I say, please turn off your damned phone.

Don’t you realize you’re missing the stars?

They’re trying to make a conversation with us

with winks and twinkles and hazy introductions.

This isn’t a romance novel

and it’s not a rodeo either.

It’s just another night of breathing and

of panoramic speculations of the galaxy

and of summer.

About derekberry

Derek Berry is a novelist, poet, and student located in Charleston, SC.

Posted on June 24, 2013, in Language, personal, Poems, Poetry, Skinny dipping, writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Love it, so beautiful!

  2. beautiful! i felt a real empathy with this. it’s like a beautiful illustration of the importance of connecting with the world around us, and connecting with others – without the intervention of mobile bloody phones! haha

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