THAT'S LIFE

Written by: daver austin

THAT’S LIFE

The inevitable love
Attraction!
Karmic puzzle
Ultra dimensional mix
Whatever helpless speculation decides to name it

She suddenly appears
Nothing dazzling at first
The chain has to form link by link -
Each subtle, magnetizing situation
Each inexorable bringing together

Oh! The seeming bind is not only mine (I tell myself)
Her links, too, seem strong
How they shine
The train rattles on for days -
Rattling on for weeks, months!

Until…finally, the pitch! –
Words stuttering clumsily off the tongue –
Body tight
Appearance almost withdrawn
Restless hands and feet

Was it anger?
Defensive?
The way she looked off,
Mind distant
Fancying some alien location

And now
My small voice within, again
Warning
Trying fruitlessly to soothe
Reiterating the (somehow) known impossibility all along