It takes a lot of patience to fall in love

Have you never noticed?

To fall in love requires such courage

Such perseverance

And all I have is resignation.

I am so tired

And I ache

And, believe me,

It takes so much strength

To admit to such weakness.

Overlook me

And carry on, you optimist.

Don't listen to me,

As I plough my way

Down snowed-over roads

And trails through the forest

Of the mind.