Leaves of Lines [Poetry collection]

A compilation of my poetry ranging across the board. [I'm not depressed, by the way] So far, these are all published as separate movellas, so you can either comment here on the whole, or if you want to leave comments on a specific poem, feel free to find that one in my list. Either way is fine with me! Photo cred: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109065142@N02/sets

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30. Experience

”Tell me about love.”

I can define it,

I can recommend books,

I can list the symptoms and effects,

I can prattle off agape, philios, storge and eros.

I can recite a poem, or a sonnet by Shakespeare,

but 

can’t 

describe

it.

 

“Tell me about loss.”

I can see it,

I can observe it,

I can sympathize with it,

I can parrot motivational phrases,

I can list coping mechanisms and techniques,

but

can’t 

mean

it.

 

“Tell me about life.”

I live it,

I know of it,

I can speak of its origins,

I can tell stories of its endings,

I can watch it go by, try to find meaning in it,

but

can’t 

embrace

it.

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