“Love Songs” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Love Songs”

By Ashley O’Hare

Countless songs

are centered around

falling in love.

They accurately capture

the fluttering butterflies

and thundering hearts.

What they leave behind

are the sudden insecurities

and deafening doubts:
What if I am not good enough?

What if this is all in my head?

Why can’t I look like the girls who catch his eye?

Should my precious time be given to this guy?

Why won’t his face leave my mind?

Why does his voice bring me calm?

If I feel peace, is it wrong?

I don’t think falling in love

was designed for me.
I overthink too much

to deserve such a fragile thing.

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