“Some Fish Need Certain Bicycles”

I want to be very clear that the narrator of this poem is NOT ME. That is, she is perhaps an aspect of something within myself – but the poem wasn’t written about someone specific. It’s from a couple years ago, and I just rediscovered it in my files and thought I would share it.

I’m sorry I come off strong,
But I’ve been with you too long
to try to hide what I feel and shut my mouth.
I would agree to never see another snowflake
if only things would stay the same,
If only I’d be the only name in your mind
that brings memories of the kind of pleasure
you and I share.
I cannot imagine another life,
Not without your mind and body and soul.
My only goal, as of now,
is to make sure you don’t get tired of me,
that you keep on loving me,
that you won’t want to forsake me.
I wish I needed you like a fish needs a bicycle,
but it’s not true that I do,
And I don’t know how it ever could.
Scary? Oh, I know I am.
Am I in love? Very much so, thank you.
Sad? You have no idea.

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3 thoughts on ““Some Fish Need Certain Bicycles”

  1. I loved this very much. Great title. well crafted. It so hard for other to realize that not all writing is about ourselves but about larger issues everyone feels. I felt this. You articulated thoughts that make this poem very good. I look forward to reading more. thanks.
    r

  2. unabridgedgirl says:

    I love poems like this, and I think we all have felt this way one time or another – – so, it’s okay it’s NOT YOU. LOL * HUGS *

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