Tom Vaughan: Almost

I almost said I loved you, but
then almost died of fright,
and almost dashed back through the door
into the almost night,

where I would almost have gone mad,
yet then you almost smiled
and I was almost certain that
you almost had me filed

as someone you had almost loved,
would almost have said yes,
how by my side you’d almost felt
almost happiness . . .

So now I’m all mixed up because
it’s almost time to go,
and what your answer almost was
I’ll never ever know.