Saturday, April 13, 2013
Zeitgeist: Love Poem
Zeitgeist posts are first person accounts of various subjects that strike me enough in my day to day life to write about. The title maybe ironic, only time will tell.
A Love Poem
A man stands on a sidewalk
next to his motorcycle,
a sleek black grumbler of a thing.
He wears a black leather Jacket
and pointed bike boots.
He is defiantly middle aged
A gray wolf with a strong jaw.
Or I imagine him with a strong jaw.
His head is sloped downward towards what is in his hand.
He is a stoic rock that slithers with his eyes and fingers.
He desperately paws at his phone with his fingers
desperately scans what his fingers access with his eyes.
He waits for your response on this utterly beautiful day
next to his proud contraption
clutching his last connection to you.
What are you doing?
What are you doing to make me question
the self respect that keeps me
from desperately pawing at the phone in my pocket
which gives me shamefully easy access to you
if I slip as this lone wolf with a motorcycle has?
I do not give in.
It is too beautiful outside to ruin either of our days.
There is sunshine and a cool breeze.
Momentarily, I think of stealing his motorcycle
riding through the night
sweeping you up
where I find you
and take this romance to its end.
Every time I have done this,
and I have done just such things
in much less romantic ways, in the past
I was met with fiasco. Every time.
I decide to enjoy the beautiful day
as I stroll pass the mentally caged
beast with a beautiful bike.
I ponder the hubris
of that momentary thought.
I hope it is a beautiful day for you
Please keep smiling your beautiful smile.
Aaron C. Molden