Thursday, February 28, 2013

Survival Valentine

Do we love the one
we want to be like
or be like the one
we want to love
my own first flush
was a kind of suffocation
a survival mechanism
if I could only turn and run
but why would I ever want
to do that unnatural a thing
and yet I did I thought
not so much that love
would kill me as it did
but never thought
I would survive

1 comment:

William Keckler said...

Love! The opening question is actually not something I ever even considered but am considering now. I love the way the poem turns into a sort of verbal Brakhage as it closes.