Head over heels, I fell in love
With a pothole.
Twirling through the air in total weightlessness,
Spinning out of control, skateboard watching from the sidelines
Until Crack! Head first onto the pavement.
And my whole world
Shatters. Mind to tattered
Remnants of Question
Marks along my back and neck.
Spackled lights glittering
Images fluttering, color
Ricocheting through my brain
And suddenly, 1 plus 1 equals sidewalk.
A minute saunters by
And 2 black eyes peel open
To a faint outline of curves.
A polka dotted yellow dress,
Brunette hair falling beside her shoulders,
Green blue eyes set aflame:
Perfection encompassed by infinity.
And in that timeless moment, gravity reversed itself.
Golden leaves, stuck in midair,
Suspended rays of orange sunlight,
Blossoming clouds draped about her as she stared into me.
And in that endless moment,
I thanked the pavement, I thanked the pothole,
I thanked the lump bulging from my head.
And as sight turned to black,
And gravity flipped it's switch
I passed backwards into a state of pure bliss.
Copyright © Jacob Reinhardt | Year Posted 2015
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