smiling woman standing by padlocks
Free verse, Poem


I fell in love with you,
not in the moments
where we held
each other,
but in the absences
I filled with longing.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: Falling in love has been one of life’s greatest mysteries for me. I don’t know if I have the ability, faith, or strength to surrender control, live in the unknowing. That said love is something that is primal and drives every part of us. There is something in the moments that you fall in love that is special and beautiful.

As I am (finally) growing into my soul, I am learning to cherish these moments. I am learning to accept the fact that uncertainty is not such a bad thing, and sometimes it is okay that the person we are thinking of and falling for is not falling for us. I am learning to embrace those moments and enjoy not being in control.

If nothing else, it re-ignited my poetry.

Sidenote (cause I know people will ask) – not in love or anywhere close to it but that is what poetry is. Peeling back the layers of all the emotions I feel and imagining where they can take me.

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