Struggling to Keep Up

The mind was the first to move on

It listened to my loved ones

And it observed every outcome

It was the first to know the truth: That she no longer belonged in my life

The body took a little while follow suit

But gone are its days of unintended fasting

Gone are its periods of sluggishness

And gone are its sleepless nights

But the heart

The poor, broken little heart

It took the brunt of hit

And it’s been out of whack ever since

It finds itself constantly playing catch up

An exhausting game filled with many highs and lows

Some days it’s running at full speed

And on others it’s dragging its feet

Some days it’s glad she’s gone

And it celebrates the freedom

But on some days it can’t bear the solitude

And it DEMANDS to go back

Some days it romanticizes

And fantasizes

And idealizes

About a bond that had no real compromises

But on other days it curses its naivety

It curses all the time it spent

Loving so hard and giving so much

Only for it never to be returned

On some days it’s hopeful

It believes it’ll find another

But on others it’s the opposite

It never wants to love again

If you’re reading this, my loved ones

I ask that you do me a favor:

Be patient with my little heart

Because I’m doing the same

It may take longer for it to catch up with its counterparts

And as much as you and I wish that weren’t the case

It is

My heart has to move at it’s own pace

And don’t you worry

Don’t you fret

My body and mind

Will keep  my little heart in check

3 thoughts on “Struggling to Keep Up

  1. A wonderful poem for the dance of love. Love is our sweetest days and our worst days. We must be brave in love. If we hide from love, our true love may not see us. Thank you for sharing the amazing poem.


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