start now, write away of the aches and heart pains—
when I catch the future let down
it’ll even out from that frivolous beginning, bracing
preparedness in the anticipation.
i know the sudden surge
smitten with new intensity
i see it in nervous gestures,
unsure of when to place a kiss—
you lean in to the sound of a plastic spoon
clink to the ground with sudden surprise
we move past the stalled moment into
a weightlessness to settle in before
i register that it’s already over—
a delayed reaction.