A Bouncing Kind Of Love

Ever notice how some people
bounce in and out of your life
like a red rubber ball?

Just about the time
your life settles down,
they'll careen back in
with no warning.

I know someone like that
and I never know
which walls he'll glance off of.

I do know
before bouncing out again
he'll almost certainly
leave more dents in my siding,
chips in my protective veneer,
and if I'm lucky,
only a few more
... lovely impressions on my heart

but I'm developing
a very bad allergy
to red latex...

by C.J. Heck

Comments (2)

people come and go in out life....what makes the difference is the way way treat them....in good ways!
Tigger without the stripes - delightful, whimsical and downright readable. Delighted to meet a 'proper poet' on PoemHunter at last. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥