Friday, September 27, 2013

I've tasted its fruit

There is no authority
on your heart
love comes to it unbidden
no one knows how or when
it starts
or why some keep it hidden
I can't lecture on love
any better than another
although I've tasted its fruit
and recognize
some of the symptoms
I know not better
than anyone else
just what causes it to take root
what causes it to skyrocket
and sometimes
sputter and falter
for all the warning
our intellect could give
its course we couldn't alter