Love, a legend like
Ponce de Leon’s
Fountain of Youth
Is it real?
If so, where is it?
Many claim to have found it
Soul mate love
But they either
Refuse to share
The square where “X” is marked
Or they truly don’t know
How they stumbled upon it
Is it hidden in jungly vines?
Or among the towering pines?
Do gators protect it in prehistoric swamps?
Or does it snuggle under the coldest perma frost?
I drank out of a fountain a few times
But no, wrong one
Seems like there is some kind of karmic craziness
Knotting me to “love” phantoms
No substance, as is needed, in life’s trek
Love, I guess, is truth for the fortunate few
But a legend for those of us
Who simply cannot decipher a map…
© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: Ponce de Leon’s Exploration, kvontobel.com