A Note on Love:

A Note on Love:

A Poem by Elephants & Coyotes

let's talk about love
and how it f***s your s**t up
while you sip on its elixir
like it's doing
the most
wonderful thing in 
the world
for you -

how it thrusts you
into the darkest places
you've ever known
to feel s**t you
really feel

but 
not 
really
at all -

let's talk about how
beautiful it makes the world
when it does you 
right
and how dark it can get
so fast -

or 

how it can put 
your entire 
life
on fast 
forward
or 
set it on
a blissful 
pause
or
bring it
to a 
screeching--

STOP.

i've gotten my hands 
plenty dirty
in this game -
thinkin' i wouldn't
need gloves 
to play

but 
s**t's dirtier than money
though
sweeter than honey...

so i sip
once more -

in lieu of
the learned
and because
of 
the learned -

i'm downin' that elixir
until i'm fucked over
silly
because what 
has been 
learned
has been 
learned
hard 
& good:

drunken love
is the 
only way
to love.

© 2012 Elephants & Coyotes



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I don't know. I'm 54 years old and know less about love then I knew 40 years ago. Love need two people on the same path with the same desire. Very hard to do. I tell the young people. Love is give and take. Someone give you something good. You best return the favor or you will never know it again. Good thoughts in your poem. Love can lead us to paradise or hell. Better one of them then nothing. Thank you for the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


Elephants & Coyotes

5 Years Ago

Thank YOU for the review!
love is a hollow word (being filled with your experience of it), and everyone is expert in what they know of it

Posted 5 Years Ago


Elephants & Coyotes

5 Years Ago

YESSSS.
That's exactly where I was coming from - though, I wrote this to an audience, as if th.. read more
Ed Hart

5 Years Ago

it's nice to meet you too

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