Dear Love

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by Jesi Scott


Dear Love,


How do I begin to say

all that my words cannot convey?

How I wish you’d simply stayed away.


I was fine all on my own

when you made yourself known,

understanding I didn’t want to be alone.


And there I was, caught in your gravity,

lost without reason, no clarity,

baptised in your rhapsody.


Now, here I stand watching you walk away,

the words catching in my throat, held at bay,

as memories replay.


My fragile strength is now gone.

I am broken, no reason to move on.

And this conclusion was foregone-

the moment you said hello.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


    • Jesi

      No, it’s not autobiographic. I was listening to Sara Bareilles’s song Gravity last night and it always inspires. I was thinking about one of the lyrics “all my fragile strength is gone” and suddenly a letter took shape. It’s simply a message to the way love comes and goes and how sometimes a simple “hello” eventually leads to goodbye, and yet, we still find ourselves getting caught up in Love’s gravity. Even when we know we might be about to burn up in it’s atmosphere.

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