As Things Have Gone

Could I be in love?
Not like I was before.
But just in love.

With a man who loves me back.
Without compunction
without resistance.

Falling slowly up
to settle into lesser pressures.

Navigating higher currents,
peering backward and beyond,
loosing track of the boundaries that create the present.

I can’t yet see what’s before me
But the unknown is laced with certainties.


you’ll call me.

we’ll have drinks and dance parties.

and you’ll cook breakfast in the morning.

I can’t imagine such simple habits would break in that absence of a few weeks.
But more devastating changes have occurred under greater frictions,
and I am particularly vulnerable to your whims.

This one day feels like all of a beautiful summer.
And I know the next time I feel this nostalgia
it will be accompanied by your memory

whether or not you are here.

You are irrevocably part of my most insignificant history.
I could be in love.


About Jessica Lee

Jessica is a twenty-something poet who performs most of her work on stage in Spoken Word. She has found writing therapeutic since she was child, and has pursued it ceaselessly. She enjoys writing even the most fleeting thoughts and dreams as SensicalRavings. Between long retail shifts, she enjoys writing observational pieces (always with a slant) of locally relevant subjects as ALLGainesville. If you appreciate inspiring, coming-of-age suppositions, become a follower. Though it's not always roses, it's raw!

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