Fat Love

Posted: March 5, 2014 in Poetry
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Every moment without you
My heart shrinks back to scale
And yet, in my mind
No moment outweighs
The plumpness of now
Does                       absence
Really make love gain weight?

  1. bejamin4 says:

    Thanks, Kimberly.

  2. Pua Nani says:

    yes. Somehow it seems that people only really love in loss or absence of another

  3. vgarrison77 says:

    this is wonderful!

  4. Miranda Stone says:

    I love the philosophical musing you do through your poetry. 🙂 And you know that old cliché about absence making the heart grow fonder. Great poem, Benjamin.

  5. Grace Black says:

    “plumpness of now” Nice!

  6. This poem, like most of your poems really makes me think and question life and love. I appreciate when words force me to stop and gather my thoughts. I don’t know if absence makes love gain weight or not. I’d say it depends. An unwanted absence like death can certainly make you realize how much you loved the person you lost and your love for them can continue to grow. But an absence because of stupidity or selfishness or the like, wouldn’t necessarily make love gain weight. Sometimes it takes absence to realize the love needed to lose weight in the first place. But obviously, not always. Like most things in life, it can go either way. I’m rambling… Love the poem, Ben.

    • bejamin4 says:

      Thanks for taking the time to write an philosophical breakdown. I really appreciate it, Laura. I think you’re probably right. For every quote that says absence can bring two people together, you’ll probably find similar quotes saying how absence can break two people apart. I guess it does depend on the reasons for being apart, but then again it’s all very up in the air either way.

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