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The Morning After

Last night I sounded so strong.
I felt strong.
I spoke so well.
I felt like it all made sense.
Last night, I felt agreeable
To whatever boundries
You would have chosen to set.
Close or distant,
Sexual or platonic,
Whatever you chose
Would have been fine.
This morning I'm not so sure.
I feel vulnerable,
Not strong.
Like I spoke too much
And said too little.
Do I love you?
Do I accept you?
Or am I still desperate for a boyfriend
No matter what the cost.
On this,
The morning after,
Am I truly committed
To the boundaries of this relationship
That we agreed to last night?

10 November 2000
revised 31 July 2002

by Bill Cattey