the process of falling in love

Using Every Day Poems FB prompt again today, where the task is to write a poem about the process of falling in love.

I can feel
the pull of all those lives
we’ve struggled
together
trying and failing

learning

every time I look
into your eyes
I see us somewhere
in Mexico
browner, shorter
still my same lover
in a different human suit

time twists
in and slows down
every time our eyes
meet and I want to look
away b/c it is
too much
too deep
too shocking
too much

I keep wondering if you
feel the same
thing every time

afraid to ask you
what if I’ve somehow
manufactured
this out of the thinnest
of air?

I’m afraid to touch
you too
wonder if when we finally
do
if there will be a literal
arching spark
before and between

my skin aches
longs
to connect
with yours
to complete the circuit

and still I wait
not sure
questioning
longing

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