Habits

Posted: April 17, 2014 in Reads

Habits


i haven’t written a poem in so long 
i may have forgotten how 
unless writing a poem 
is like riding a bike 
or swimming upstream 
or loving you 
it may be a habit that once aquired 
is never lost

but you say i’m foolish
of course you love me
but being loved of course
is not the same as being loved because
or being loved despite
or being loved

if you love me why
do i feel so lonely
and why do i always wake up alone
and why am i practicing
not having you to love
i never loved you that way

Written by Nikki Giovanni

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