Don't misinterpret my non-verbal explanations for
all of the things I haven't done
all of the doors I have yet to open
Don't take my convoluted metaphors as something other than
what they are-
inadequate efforts to explain
how I feel
If my eye contact wavers,
don't assume I'm disinterested.
or that I don't find humor in
my clumsy fascination with you
* Footnote *
goosebumps appear even in tropical climates.