Pessimist Poetry’s Foreword: Electric Love Poem

This poem is about the song Electric Love by Borns. My ex and I listened to this song together toward the end of the relationship. When we dated, there was a spark in our electric love, but over time it seemed to diminish until nothing remained. Arguments sprang up about not doing enough in the relationship and we eventually saw the end looming in the distance. After so much time together we detached completely and slowly ceased contact despite being together for years. The experience created this Electric Love Poem.

I fell in love with your smile that day,

after months of sad stories that clouded your eyes finally parted

We felt twinges of electricity in shy and awkward embraces,

glimpsing moments into the future and what we could be.

Little gestures served to fuel the spark,

coursing through our veins in the sweetest ecstasy.

Like all feelings, our charge didn’t last.

The clouds returned, your smile sparing and forced for months to come.

Each gesture garnered diminishing returns, replaced with thoughts of “why couldn’t you be doing more?”

In place of ecstasy our embraces produced acute pain,

as we foresaw the inevitable end that loomed in sight.

Tears at the realization short-circuited pluming arteries

And all our efforts blew up in front of us,

detaching completely from the maze of wires interconnected over the years.

Pessimist Poetry’s Afterword: Electric Love Poem

“My love for her is beyond any love I have ever described. It is a love that is beyond love; a soul connection in which no seam is visible.” -Steve Maraboli

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