I have a long list of lovers
I consider in the hindsight
I think about the tiny moments
that are shared between souls
when it feels like
the rest of the world fades away.
My collection of romantic scenes
are the work of 90’s Rom Coms
but staring me.
Drunken bare feet dancing
in spare rooms of rental houses
with only Sinatra on vinyl filling the room.
Maybe it was on the shore of Lake Michigan
under the peeping eye of a full moon
and waves crashing at our feet.
How about when it was singing a duet
in a trashy dive bar outside of town
in absolute, perfect harmony.
What if its how the Beatles
always remind me of his stupid fedora
and how he was always a performer?
Perhaps it was the first one
and lazy rivers on summer days
with first loves’ first kiss.
I can list every way
they were all wrong for me
but nostalgia doesn’t work that way.
I replay the reels of the movie
of the strangest rom com
I have ever seen.
And I wonder if it’s possible
for that sort of thing
to always be present.
Or if all relationships eventually stagnate
and fall victim to the drone
of everyday life.
And if thats the case,
I prefer the electric moments,