You Only Love When You Want To Be Loved

An illustration of a cat sitting on a windowsill.

April 24, 2017 • Poetry • Views: 157

You only love when you want to be loved
You only breathe when you want to be breathed
Like fire
Drunk
Upon my kerosene,
Spat out
Through hoola hoop eights
And
Dancing girls skirts
Singeing embers
With
Stars.

You only love when you want to be loved,
You only sing when you want to be sung,
Like a cat,
Moaning
In the dead of night,
Perched
Again
Atop your window sill,
Claws in dead moths
And
The deaf dumb
Dark.

You only love when you want to be loved,
You only move when you want to be moved,
Like unopened superglue
In some forgotten drawer,
Yearning
To be still,
Again
Like skin
Scratched porcelain
Forever
Doomed to
Fall.

You only love when you want to be loved.
You only live when you want to be lived.
You only love
When you want to be loved.

A framed illustration of a cat on a window sill.

By the way, I’m selling framed versions of my digital illustrations. Click the image above to check it out. 🙂

 

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