a bad mistake

by Emily Davidson

i will surrender my agenda
if we can sit close enough—
a beggars-can't-be-choosers
kind of love;
maybe if you wanted this
as much as i do
i wouldn't need it

love is dumb;
i can insist that i like
men with accountability
integrity, maturity, devotion
but find myself knee-deep
in my desires for a man who
has the radiant but challenged heart of
a 16-year-old at best
and despite the logic i use to talk
myself out of the trap
i only lure myself deeper

can i throw away everything i've learned?
i would.
i wish i never saw him with his glasses off
i wish i didn't know how soft his hands are
i am seduced by possibility

logic can't save me
i'm in love enough to
make a bad mistake


Posted on 10/01/2013
Copyright © 2024 Emily Davidson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 10/01/13 at 10:51 PM

Well spoken Emily. Adds new meaning to the expression, "A leap of faith."

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/30/15 at 12:29 PM

this is a lovely ode, concerning Love which may or may not have a low I.Q. nevertheless, I'll take it over anything supposedly intelligent or rational ever devised.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 01/09/21 at 11:51 PM

I agree- a lovely read!! Good pick for POTD!

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