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Getting Over It

Experience is a harsh teacher.
It seems like I'm supposed to stop
Pursuing the particular sorts of people
That I've heretofore pursued.
I get ensnared.
I fall in love.
But I'm not right for them.
Okay, so I evolve,
And I get over my attraction to them.
But then the cycle starts all over again.
I'm losing count
Of all the amazing changes
I've been put through.
At times I feel
I wouldn't trade any of it,
Not even the most painful moments
Away for any price.
Except maybe for a single one
To settle down with
And love.

19 March 2000

by Bill Cattey