PAD Challenge Day 1: F.O.O.L (Falling Out and Over Love)
PAD Challenge Day 1: Write an “F” title poem.
F.O.O.L (Falling Out and Over Love)
Be kind and ask me kindly
how many times have I
been a fool for love-when it comes
to loving blood and water faithfully
to the last drop?
ask me softly,
so that you can hear my heart speak up louder
over its clumsy tumbles and distilled blood,
worn out on my sleeve, as long as my lifeline.
I can’t answer today
because maybe it’s too early-
the extra beats may kill your softness.
After tomorrow’s tomorrow,
ask me loudly about the patience
I processed from the number of reiterations
of listening sessions where I sat for seconds
until every minute puffed into hours–
just so that I can say I know what it’s like
to be between a group of jokers, lies and deception.
Patiently and kindly,
I’m waiting because
love is still patient and kind, right?
So, ask me before May flowers
bloom without April’s shower.
I’ll answer because I know a little more
about giving than receiving in advance—
just in case this exceed your ideal of love expectations.
pull me into you,
warm me up enough
so that you can damn near
taste the foolishness in air
that’s been fed coldly.
I’ll hold my breath and tongue
until I’m no longer speak softly
because self-love is stronger
and it owns my tongue right now.
So, ask before I walk away or return
the misconceptions of love
or clown it like how the worlds does today...
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