Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Falling in Love is Like...

Falling in love is like
when you first
come in from the cold
and you can't quite
feel your toes and fingers yet.

Falling in love is like
waking up from
a bad dream
when you're still
panicked that
the crazy/scary/sad thing
might be true.

Falling in love
is a huge disaster
for my cherished
sense of unwantability.

Falling in love
is ruining my plan
to bitterly face
middle age on my own.

Falling in love is like
waiting for the sunrise,
that part where you're like,
"C'mon, c'mon, any minute now! When? When?"

Falling in love is like
walking on your foot
when its fallen asleep
- before circulation returns
every step is agony.

Falling in love
is dangerous
to my comfortable loneliness

Falling in love
is devastating
to my lack of
self-esteem.


-Jim DuBois
Dec 25, 2015

1 comment:

Marsden Griswold said...

Give me love when the night is cold.Give me love for I am growing old Give me love when there's no one else to see, in the dark of night when alone I wake and the emptiness of my bed is an ache I cannot fill, and no act of my will alone can fill me with contentment. I so often pray that there will be a day when love will warm me again. Still I seek that thrill of the heart and spill of seed into the arc of life's beginning
Denny Griswold 5/11/2016