Tuesday, July 19, 2011

words worth reading

i want to fall in love in the city.
after sunsets. bar talk.
a spare key to his place to slip in after work.
to make dinner in his tiny kitchen.
my little bag of make up and toothpaste on your sink.

we’d take the subway during rush hour just to puzzle piece ourselves together.
we’d share every park like our backyard.

i’d embarrass you with tourist pictures of us.
peeling oranges with my fingers to feed you on street corners.
we’d stay outside just to watch people passing by.
i’d hold onto your hand anytime i want.

i’d warn you when we meet. I am a selfish lover.
i don’t mean it the way you take it.
i mean i am selfish in expressing my romance.
i love quickly. with any number of things.

i laugh too loud. too often.
i share too much. too soon.
i want you here. then i don’t.

i want to fall in love with you while crossing the street.
during the midnight movie.
when i stumble on uneven pavement.
weaving in and out of tourists in a hurry and bumping against you.

i want to fall in love with you as i stare at the tall tall buildings and fall in love with this city.

- a poem by that kind of woman
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  1. Very sweet poem. ; ) Everyone should experience this.

  2. Such beautiful words. Nothing quite like being young and in love :)

  3. Oh, I love this. I wish I still lived in SF.

  4. This is great. And so me. Thanks for sharing Alaina!

  5. This makes me want to move to NY badly :)

  6. Wow, I love that! I fell in love with my husband in a college town, and cemented the relationship in a small midwestern city. But after almost 5 years of marriage, I find some of our most romantic nights to be spent wandering this city, soaking it all up. Something about the tall buildings and quiet street corners after dark.



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