by Richard Vince

Falling in love is like falling
Over the edge of a cliff:
You don’t notice it is there
Until it is too late, and
You’ve already lost the ground
Beneath your feet.

You try to claim there were
No warning signs, but
You know that isn’t true,
And anyway you could have
Seen it coming if you had
Kept your eyes open.

Falling out of love is like falling
Out of a speeding car:
Sudden, unexpected, painful,
The sort of thing you read about
But know it will never
Happen to you.

You try to give chase, but
The car has already dwindled
Into the distance,
And anyway you are slow
And broken, exposed to the elements
After so long in a steel cocoon
That you have forgotten how it feels
To be outside alone.


Posted on 10/13/2019
Copyright © 2020 Richard Vince

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/26/20 at 06:50 PM

Excellent analogy Richard. Congrats on POTD!

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