When Love is Not Love, poetry by Christine Leaf at Spillwords.com
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When Love is Not Love

When Love is Not Love

written by: Christine Leaf

 

When love is not love
It is heavier
Something fuller of itself
A more dangerous act
That will confine
How you see colors
Or breathe
Or how you smile.

When love is not love
It lashes out,
and then reaches out.
A cursed comfort
That pulls you in
And pushes you out
All the while
Guarding the door.

When love is not love
It fights feelings
Of reason
It shields realness
Down is up
White is black
And black is suddenly
Any color but itself

When love is not love
A mind is bruised
Trust is thrown up
In raised voices
And smashed glass
Rains down
Shattering the heels
So that walking away
Becomes more painful
Than to stay

Christine Leaf

Christine Leaf

When not selling wedding dresses or walking shelter dogs, Christine can be found in the local coffee shop, a warm mug in hand and her laptop open. Most of her inspiration comes from traveling; one of her biggest passions. Her experiences from traveling European countries trickle into many of her pieces, including poetry and short stories. She currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, John and her black cat, Theodore.
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