Waiting for Love

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.