This one was clearly in elation
Of having said ‘I love you’.
Caught by the boredom of stagnation,
Its gray suffocating hue –
I jumped off.
This one was enthralled
Unable to stay away for a day,
But when the emotional honesty called,
Each kept their truth at bay –
We both jumped off.
This one was gripped with fear
Of feelings with no control.
Yes, we both felt it acutely, dear.
I left in your court that ball –
You jumped off.
This one could not be touched
In integrity of his persuasion.
Some things are evenly matched,
But in the wrong life location –
We didn’t jump in.
This one sliced and burned
Through pretense and illusions of tough.
And the woman slowly learned
The true meaning of soulful love –