You know how everything about falling in love
until you’re in it?
And then you’re just
too busy racing their heart against yours
Here is a cheesy thing:
October is the month I fall in love.
So many years in a row
that I’ve called it Magictober.
And so this year I came looking
when October rolled around
for love in the corners
and under the leaves.
but always in that mischief way
that laughs at you while it dances.
I have woken up in bed
with this year’s love
every day this month
and fallen more deeply, like clockwork
like a train on schedule.
Only this time, the lover was myself.
that everything about it is cheesy
But I’m too busy thanking God
for this too-tender heart
She gave me