Feeling the rush (a poem)

I spent today working on the first draft of my next poetry collection. Despite being distracted from the task of writing, I am in a much better mood today…

There’s no way to measure feelings on a scale
there are too many shades of meaning for that to work
Even words can’t come close to doing them justice
so where does that leave us?

I’d love to let my feelings run away with me
in such a rush I have to hang on for dear life
Maybe my feelings could run away with yours
hang on, my dear—it’s time to go for a ride

I don’t need to have your feelings measured or described
as long as I can feel them when you’re with me by my side
wrapped in the quilts and blankets of emotions running deep
carrying me along on the journey of a lifetime

(2 February 2015)