National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 10

My Day 10 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-ten-10/

Don’t talk to me about love—
or so the song goes

Some days I’m convinced
that I know so little about the subject
that it’s not even worth discussing

Other days I wonder
if it’s really all that important

I decide that it is
but I still don’t know anything more about it

Whatever it is
I think that love and I
have reached an understanding (of sorts)

Love used to draw me in
firing on all cylinders
relentless

I’d approach with all the enthusiasm
of a cat being stuffed into a carrier

But then I’d miss her when she’d gone

Now we’re content
to regard each other from a distance—
all of the feelings, none of the entanglement

And when we’re ready
we know where we are…

(10 April 2022)

 


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2 thoughts on “National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 10

  1. This image : “of a cat being stuffed into a carrier.” will stay with me for a long time! Glad to read you found your way to Love minus the entanglements. A lovely read.

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