Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And Love is Like (May 11, 2005)

Love is like
    a demon loan officer
    possessing and re-possessing
        my heart,
    demanding timely payments
        of imagination and memory,
    held at bay
        only by obscure signs
            of blood and fire.

And love is like
    a lion you find unexpectedly
    in your home.
You fling scraps of poetry-covered paper
    at it in a wild despair,
        it will be delayed long enough
            for you to escape out the

Love is like a tornado,
    scattering your carefully arranged loneliness.

Love is your shadow.

-Jim DuBois

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