yes, another love poem

you should fall in love because Everest has been climbed
because Alexandria has been found
because the moon has been walked on
 
you should fall in love because the sun is warm
because rain feels good
because white clouds are floating by
 
you should fall in love because chocolate tastes good
because sometimes grapes are seedless
because parmesan cheese smells
 
you should fall in love because Everest has been climbed
because Alexandria has been found
because the moon has been walked on
 
you should fall in love because birds have wings
because frogs can jump
because dogs chase their own tails
 
you should fall in love just because
 
i should follow my own advice

Paula Harris

Published in a fine line, NZ Poetry Society journal
December 2014