What it Feels Like

Love sounds like rain hitting the umbrella above your head,
Sounds like a single cicada calling for something.
Love sounds like the school bell calling you towards freedom,
Feels like a good run,
A nice meal,
And a handwritten letter.

Love will remind you of childhood,
While showing you a maturity
That you’ve only seen in novels.
Love will take you downtown
And stay in with you to watch your favorite movie.

Love sounds like your favorite song
Like you’ve never heard it,
Feels like the chorus pounding your chest-
Shaking your core
And vibrating your ribcage.

Heartbreak is the burning of all of this,
The banishing of love
And the promise of pain.

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