Lyrical Somerville – January 2

On January 2, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


Zvi A. Sesling.~ Photo by Susan J. Dechter

Zvi A. Sesling. – Photo by Susan J. Dechter

Love. It ain’t simple. Is it “The same old story” as the song goes—or is there a new chapter possible?  Poet Zvi A. Sesling explores this question.


Love Is Never Simple   

No one loved you like you wanted to be loved
–Lucie Brock-Broido


No one ever loved you like you wanted

to be loved because you never loved

anyone the way they wanted to be loved


Sounds that simple but love is never

simple, like when you want an apple

but have no teeth


Or chopping wood with an ax that has

no blade   Neither is logical or easy despite

what someone tells you


They might also say sky diving is not easy

neither is opening a can of beans with your

teeth and which is more rewarding


Is the question as you stare at the night

sky and watch the moon

laugh at you


– Zvi A. Sesling



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