love and hope

by richibi

a poem by me  


love and hope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             why do we ever only hear of people falling hopelessly in love
and never hopefully

why do we fall in love instead of rising to it 
why don’t we have verbs of elevation,
like lift, fly, transcend

when love is often like very wings 
shouldn’t adverbs be more encouraging,
shouldn’t they inspire rather than drop like lead,
shouldn’t they water love like the garden of infinite possibilities 
one in love imagines and irrepressibly invents  
rather than succumb to fear of despair, 
and the dark side 

I’ve wondered
since without love there can after all be no heaven
and yet we fall