Searching for love (an Icarus quest)

When we are searching
for love, the journey
can traverse maps
and places we thought
we’d never discover.

Instead we may uncover
the hidden meaning,
the unspoken omissions,
lies and deceits of striving
to impress.

The imprint of a hand
forcefully raised is so
demanding and demeaning.
But with my tender fingers
I don’t want to grasp at you.

To clasp you too tightly,
grasping at straws, or stones,
or abusing pins and needles.
I want to sit inside my own sadness,
or like Icarus ascending to the sun,
not feel the need to look back.

Defy the law of gravity
and all of the tragic flaws
I once found so appealing.
Caught up in the bittersweet
reality that love does not
solve the world of all its ills.

Descending, descending,
flying without wings,
like something already embedded,
ensnared, enveloped,
by toxic Venus flytrap
ideas and illusions of love.

Searching for love (an Icarus quest)

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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This is the toxic downside of when a person is searching for love (perhaps in the wrong places).
A Venus flytrap existence I once endured…and reflected upon in July 2011 as I witness a friend falling into the same holes, traps, cages while searching for love :(

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