A Long Time

Nappy

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It should take a long time to fall in love

Longer than a song or a sunset

A goodnight kiss or weekend away

Sparks in the dark or a plump pedigree

 

It should take a long time to fall in love

When you are not lost or lonely

Weary or afraid

Or rolling over onto another’s expectation

Or checking off lists

 

It should take care and consideration

A smell of rightness that lingers beyond passion

A sense of being judge and jury over your own whims

All candidates tried in the court of your heart

Before they ever reach it

 

It should take a long, long time to fall in love

Like the time it takes to harvest Moscato grapes for the first time

And turn them into wine

 

 

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