By Joseph Hesch
My history is one of setting my sights too high
in matters of the heart.
I am the Fool and I moon so fully
that I forget my hopes are always
destined to be dashed.
See, I have a tendency to blindly idealize
the ones that I love
(that emotion I always lie and say
is just a shadow, an illusion),
but reality shows that I invest too much of my heart
in them or in our misty mythic relationships.
Which is why I never see past their rosy glow,
to the blinking, red-light warning
of the danger they always become
I guess, someday I’ll learn,
Except, for a time, the next one.
The Glow was written from a request for submissions by Falling Star Magazine. The topic was "You've got to hide your love away." I was lucky enough to see it selected for publication.