That single jolt

That runs

Through your body

As you fall asleep

Reminds you that you're alive.

Is there something like that

for love?

I don't remember being

Jostled around or

Self-disturbing while

You and I were busy

Falling in love.

I just remember

Loving you and

Wanting you and

The gentle peace your presence

Brings to me.

My body did not remind

Me, while I was falling in love,

That I was still alive and individual-

How can it notice you're finally

Whole and rebel against it?

It doesn't; it can't.