Falling in love is having a secret

that only the two of you share

An inside joke

A smile across a crowded room

Holding hands on a Ferris wheel

Laughing about the whole affair


This is the ninth poem of my personal 30-day poetry challenge to break away from the machine to think about things that don’t matter. I have no idea what I’m doing. – Jim

The Wild Heart
A prayer for the dying

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.