Matters of the heart

I can’t make you

my everything

because I don’t need

you to save me.

I don’t want to make

you an object of adoration

like I’ve done the others,

worshiping you until I

give away bits of myself,

pieces and pieces of truth,

replacing them with fierce falsehood

that masquerades as a holy glow like

a light from heaven that

enhances an angel’s armour.

You’re imperfect, and I am too,

just two broken vessels

that the potter can’t fix,

at least not while we’re still breathing,

the pain of yesterday devouring

us whole like the whale swallowing

Jonah, the present, unsteady,

the future, a glimpse in

the mind’s eye, a fleeting flash

of perhaps, soon dulled by

a sobering why? But don’t

think for a moment that I

don’t love you. I do, and I know

some will call this a grounded,

realistic love, others, twisted

affection, or an ephemeral throb

of beauty, saturating the soul

for a moment and then

carried away like glitter by

the spindrift. But I don’t care

what they say, because

I’d rather be honest when

it comes to matters of the heart,

instead of staring dewy-eyed

at the stars, beseeching muses

to flood me with soothing whispers

and august reverie, before fall

hits hard, leaving me wandering

through a maze of heartache,

or staying with someone

for the sake of it

after the heart’s hard

and the cherry-blossom tunnel

becomes a monochromatic,

bland simulacrum of wonder,

making me say, I love you in

a saccharine tone a hundred times

to justify that they’re worth it.

Photo by Jill Heyer on Unsplash

7 responses to “Matters of the heart”

  1. Absolutely adore your opening sentence, Nitin! How eloquently you painted a picture of real, lasting love. 💞💞💞

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn ❤️ I guess we all go through the puppy love stage before realising what actual lasting love is. I’m so glad you liked it.

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly 😊


  2. You’re imperfect and I am too. Gosh, this is beautiful to me Nitin ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer ❤️ I’m so glad you liked it.

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      1. You’re so very welcome ❤️

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Ordinary Person is a guy who likes to write. He writes fiction, essays, poems and other stuff.


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