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Mediocre Love

I remember
First Love
whose recollection
still stirs something
scared
inside me
a decade or two later

I remember those
sleepless nights
and the fear
of loving
and loosing you
and I honestly thought
now would kill me
or at least
had me
permanently institutionalize
or locked up
sobbing
in a rubber-room

I wish love was still
like that
but over the years
of hardship
disappointments
and outright lies
this feeling has
gone
and I fear I might
never feel it again

I am now living
with a woman
10 years younger

Educated
Beautiful and kind
and perhaps
feeling that same
First Love so strong
she fears it will drive her mad
too

I live with her
and feel a connection
or bond, not unlike friendship
but far from first love

In life
we settle for many
mundane
mediocre things
Like work
relations
reheated Tv-dinners
and my alphabet
soup telling
me

"LOVE SHOULD NOT BE ONE OF THEM! "

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Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Comments (2)

Oh the Songs of Solomon... lovely poem William.
Took me straight to the bible...and one of my favorite books...the Song of Solomon...this was enchanting.