Let me live!

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash

It doesn’t take me much
to slide down
a soppy, maudlin slippery slope -
a few lines of Neruda
a tender moment shared
a gesture of love
a fleeting scene of a train leaving the platform, is all it takes -
a gamut of emotions surge through me
of pain, love, sorrow
of fury, elation and thrill -
utterly, extremely
akin to eating a peach, with skin and all
relishing every bite of the juicy fruit
my heart rapturous
mind, lucid