10.27.2015

poem: parallel lines

parallel lines


I used to think
I needed
love
to come to me
in order to breathe.

looking back
I see how
I gave it away
too much
too easily.

I want us
to love
each other
without
having to
say it.

I want it
to exist
simultaneously
instead
of waiting
to get it
so that
I can
give
it back.

love
should be
circular
not
linear.

but
it seems that
that is how
we have
taught
each other.

we used to
love
in parallel lines
that would
cross
like
an embrace.

now
we dance
in circles
around
each other
to avoid
intersecting.

I don’t know
how
to go back
to the
starting line,

if we
can ever
make
shapes
with the
geometry
of us
again.

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