by Jacob Yaple
I need love, love, love to ease my mind I need to find, find, find someone to call mine But mama said you can’t hurry love No, you just have to wait She said love don’t come easy It’s a game of give and take You can’t hurry love No, you just have to wait You got to give it some time No matter how long it takes How many glaciers must creep across my heart? How many ice ages before I fall apart? Until the Earth Falls into the Sun And everything Is over and done Until humans finally evolve And our planet no longer revolves I’ll carbon date a missing link Until all life is extinct I’ll fall in love With a sexy robot I can feel love But she cannot When the universe contracts I’ll have panic attacks “The sky is closing in!” You don’t know how long it’s been The “Big Crunch” will occur And I still won’t find her The Big Bang will come again— If I can wait ‘til then. Jacob Yaple is a poet, author, cartoonist and board game designer based in Rochester.