Closed book

by Melissa   Dec 29, 2015

I don't know why I love you,
only that the question sits with me
like a bear at the edge of its den,
stubbornly still,
yet so ready to claw the answer
into tiny bite sized clues
if it dare meanders near

Maybe love prefers me blind
and ignorant and bound to its side
in the cold hibernation
of all it shan't dream

I wouldn't know,
I've grown comfortable
in this grey, dank cavern
pondering the absurdity of love
in all its awful ambiguity


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  • 5 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Some wonderful use of metaphor throughout the whole of this piece; well done.

    Take care,

  • 3 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Melissa,

    I like this poem. I especially like the bear simille. To me it made me smile thinking of a loving lump who has a prickly sensitive side. I realse the message is a sad one: past pain causing fear of a repeat so a necessary defence is erected.

    Melissa I like your writing alot. It has depth of experience which lends to moody musing.

    Take care,