I can’t read anything to do with love,
Love poems – essays – song lyrics –
They are only words that
try too hard.
It is far too common to
and put it into words.
I am ashamed;
I once felt this way.
I am bitter;
I no longer feel connected.
I am disdainful;
No words will never measure up to
what I felt about you.
Even the words I used to write about
Perhaps, I am afraid;
I’m not ready to feel this way again.
(These are all untruths.
The truth is that I find no joy in reading
something I do not already feel.
And I am not already in love.)