how could you have known?

People will come into your life
Flashy and enticing and flavorful.

They will teach you, push you, confuse you, infuriate you.
They will woo you in,
And then walk away
Leaving you splashed with their colors
Their scent lingering on your fingertips
From the embrace you didn't know
Would be the last

How could you have known?

And yet, beloved
And yet
Keep tasting
Getting splashed again and again
Let them woo you in,
Open and wild.

Meet them laughing,
With flowers in one hand
And your heart in the other

Because how else would you dare
To welcome the divine
In human form?

poetryAnkati Day