Fall in Love Now

A poem on letting your heart break, falling in love with a million details of the here and now.

Image: DeltaWorks, Pixabay

In moments
when dullness
takes root
spreading grey
and flat
look around
ask yourself:
are there not
millions of details
to fall in love with
in this moment

and this

and this

and this…?

Instead of loving
these million details,
do you stay bland
(afraid, restless)
shaky vulnerability
rumbling unknowingly
layers and layers
of distraction?

The antidote:
Feel the truth
of your death
and the urgency
of your life
letting yourself crack
at recognition
that everything you hold
will vanish
like morning fog in sunlight.

Coax this heart open
eyes understanding
nothing is uninteresting
when seeing wide awake.
Receive the shape
of each beloved
and fall fully
into the pain
breaking heart
wondering again and again
whether you are truly feeling

The antidote:
stop, be
marvel at curl of hair
splatter of light
mixing with shadow
flash of eyes
memory of most sublime
and how it passed.

Fall in love with this,
then that.
Be ravished
by these million details
in dance of day
before you

There is nothing mundane,
only mind not yet awake
heart not broken
in face of vulnerable
of life



𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 & 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴.

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Deborah McNamara

Deborah McNamara


Sustainability & Climate Activist. Yoga Teacher. Author, Invitation of Motherhood: Uncovering the Spiritual Lessons of Parenting. More: www.debmcnamara.com