I fall in love…
It’s a deep, dark pool of unknown depths,
Light shimmers on the surface, anything could be underneath...
And I fell in,
Carelessly walking too close to the edge,
Mind on other things,
I stumbled, tripped, lost my balance,
For a timeless moment grasped desperately at tendrils of air to save myself,
But they slipped away,
I toppled over,
A fleeting, panicked realisation that I was going,
Unable to save myself,
Then I struck the surface,
And plunged deep.
I fell in love.
I fall out of love…
It’s a window, high set and open to the breeze,
I looked out, leaned out,
Watching what was happening out,
Outside, out there,
Resting a hand on the edge to lean further,
Till it slipped, and my centre of gravity,
Took me irrevocably over,
Snatching me away from safety and security,
With a noise of shock and fear escaping me,
And the sudden sure knowledge that ‘This is going to hurt’
As my legs followed my body,
And I leave love behind.
I fell out of love.
It’s not a pool, though it is deep,
It’s not a window, though it is high,
You don’t fall in or out, you just encounter it,
Sometimes so small you can’t see it,
Sometimes so big you can’t perceive it,
And always powerful,
I am loved…