✿ chasing a feeling

 

there’s so many places
you can go to get
your feelings from.

chase them down
in Africa as they gallop
across the grasslands,
heads swaying
majestically atop long necks,
half-smiling at
your game; or corner them
in a florentine café—you could pin them
under your espresso cup.

when you get home,
just fall in love
with someone who gives you everything
for about three months

and then you can
chase her too—
through the labyrinth
of her heart
so that now you both
can be lost.

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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