Classic Girl by AJ Schmitz

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Classic Girl

Falling in love with you is a feeling
not unlike
stealing milk crates from behind a cafe.
              a little dangerous, but necessary;
              something I use to contain everything that makes me who I am.

Being in love with you is similar to, though
not quite like
chasing waves as they crash onto the shore
              tiring, but dripping in ontic depth;
              it is chasing dragons, or battling windmills.

Falling out of love with you is definitely,
without doubt, like
the feeling one gets when they mix alcohol and meds–
              terrifying, but overwhelmingly relaxing;
              it is the kind of bliss you feel as you slip into death.

AJ Schmitz

AJ Schmitz is a Los Angeleno who has bounced around the country, getting into verbal fist fights and making them into poems. He is working on a PhD in literature and currently resides in Fort Worth TX with his fiance and 2 cats.