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Guest Poet Gyl Elliott

Falling In Love

A fear comes with love,
Like the certainty of disappointment
In desperate desire;
A guarantee that
When the best appears
We'll know too much
About how love breaks
To let it fall on us at all.
Because we don't fall in
So much as fall under love,
Like a spell, or a piano
Plummeting from a cartoon window.
Flattened and flustered
Is falling in love.

March, 2001

Gyl Elliott's Questions:

Is the idea conveyed in the poem formed fully enough?

Is the meter acceptable?

Does the punctuation fit the poem?

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