Impact… Shudder… Impact!

The first time we held hands…
forget the rockets and all that,
they were there a-plenty,
but, something deeper ‘Switched’
and then ‘Locked-Into-Place’.
The first kiss… was a waterfall,
a gigantic happening.
The second kiss, I blacked-out.
The third, oh my, the third…
and I was killed (I mean ‘Filled’)
with a murderous rage,
whilst compassion eeechoooed
around the walls of my Soul,
all at the exact same time…
I understood mothers lifting
up buses from injured children.
That’s how you know
when it’s ‘Real Love’…
you are upon a Precipice,
and it doesn’t get anymore
‘Joyful’ or ‘Dangerous’…
you are Cringing, and Drowning
within the Overwhelming,
Gut-wrenching, beautifully-insane
Majestic, Upper-cut Impact of it all…
and there is Nothing you can do about it!

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.