I Have Leapt for Love

May 3, 2015

 

I have leapt for love
only to fall flat on my face
on the banks, in a river, in the mud


I have leapt for love
and then run from it, back
towards my single familiar path,
alone, yet back on track

 

I have leapt for love
just to push it away
out of me, out of you, like a fly, like a flea


I have leapt for love
Oh, how I've cried, how I've screamed
Into madness, obsession, into darkness and light
Why none of these leaps have taken permanent flight!


I have leapt so many times for love
Would I even recognize it now,

as an open door?
Would I walk through? Or just close it shut?


Keep the monster hidden, the child safe inside,
Snow white is colder when she drinks ice cold pride
Like a victim of trust, another betrayal to survive

Why doesn't this feel natural...this natural high?

 

I have leapt so many times for love that

My heart now resembles the symbol of a recycling
Been there, done that…did it again, compressed him flat
From coast to coast; past to present
Once emotions sear the flesh, leaping for love becomes another lesson


I know, I know…I've just forgotten,
The body conforms to exercises done in routine
Like jumping for joy, leaping for love gets old, movie screen, after movie screen


You see, the truth is, when it comes to love,
I've always done the leaping, and never LET love leap for me


But maybe this time, it won't feel like a leap
More like four feet, doing the two step together
Hands at arms length, in a tango, two hearts deep


Be still and let love live its everyday around me,
Let love get its dirt, it's soil underneath my finger nails
Let love tan my shoulders rich, and spin me off on its own happy rails

Because I'm not afraid of leaping, or crying, of madness or routine
I'm not afraid of breaking, or recycling (memories), or picking up the pieces of me
I'm not afraid of letting, and allowing in the moonlight, and being seen


The only thing I'm afraid of is that one day, Iʼll not want to leap for love ever again,

Not for you, or for me, or even for this space in between…
So...you first.

 

Yours Truly -- Ann Hu

(c) 5/3/15
(started 5/2/15 10:30pm - finished 5/3/15 11:10am)

 

 

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