I Know You Very Well – by Courtney Joan


I know you very well.

I know what makes you angry.

I know when you are lying,

And when you tell the truth.

Nothing you do surprises me.

You are an easy book to read.

And yet.

I sit here waiting.

Hoping you will show.

Hoping you will beep.

Hoping you will lean against the passenger door.

Hoping your mouth will hint at a smile.

My hope is not rational.

I know you very well.


The author is a writing and video editor living in Nashville. Her website is https://courtneyjoan.com.