Off Balance by Magi Gibson – a poem for Valentines
I walk like a drunk, tripping
Over dogs, falling off kerbs,
in front of cars and trucks.
This is so physical,
A woman is at the door
returning a leg
I left at the local store.
I look in the mirror,
surprised I’m still there –
Picasso has been messing with my face,
my eyes are on my nose
my ears are on my chin
and Salvador has curled my hair
into a lovesick grin!
I daren’t go out, my body is
diffused with light, I might
dissolve in the sun, I defy
gravity, my head hurts
from bumping off clouds,
your name fizzes on my tongue.
I search books for a cure,
letters dance on the page,
refuse to be read, leap and
spin a crazy jig
to the rhythm of my heart
to the music in my head.
I would call out for help
but my voice has grown wings –
it’s perched out on the window ledge
chirrupping your name.
You have knocked me off-balance.
I think I’m going insane.
I think I’m going
I think I’m going
dot dot dot
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