by J.Aldana, 12th (poetry)
So maybe I’ll fall in love again
Only this time her eyes won’t be brown, they’ll be blue
And my hands won’t tremble when she raises her voice.
I fell in love with fall but maybe she’ll be summer
She’ll replace the falling leafs with blossoming flowers
And maybe it’ll be okay to replace hot chocolate with a smoothie
Because being in love with fall was unpredictable
One day she was hot and fiery still stuck on past weather and other times she was cold.
She was the sun that quickly hid away behind the swaying trees
Sometimes a little too early.
And it was exhilarating but tiring to keep up with her
To know what to say and what to do at all times
And maybe I deserve a break.
So I’ll fall in love with summer
Who is warm and inviting and smells like strawberries ,
Who will help me grow like she does with her flowers.
Whose smile lights up the entire world and will light up my life
Maybe she’ll make my hands sweaty and make my heart full again
Maybe she’ll be my medicine.
The one I have waited for through fall, winter, and spring
She’ll be the breath of fresh air after swimming too far under the tide
And oh my god I’m going to love her.
I’m going to love her dainty hands that play with flower petals and fit perfectly in mine and her wandering eyes that resemble the ocean.
And I can’t wait to have her laying next to me
To feel her heart beating in sync with mine
To see the flutter of her eyelashes that make my breath hitch.
She will be the home I have been homesick for my entire life
And all my songs will become about her.