she is a woman

and she

will come undone

before you

have even begun

you can’t tie a river

in knots

like a tangled ribbon

of your thoughts…

for

she’s forever flowing

at the rate of knots

she is freedom

let her go

to ebb and flow

against her

own mood

swings

its like

one of those

intangible things

that love brings

you ought to know

that you

don’t make love

it makes you

learn the ropes

before you

raise your hopes

you ought to know

how to let go

before you row

her placid surface

so know this

she cares

but she has layers

not meant to be peeled

secrets

not meant to be revealed

please

don’t make it dull

she hates it

and she is all but

predictable

let it be installed

neath your skull

that when you love a girl

let the mystery unfurl

on its own

there in lies the fun

else

she is a woman

and she

will come undone

before you

have even begun

you can’t tie a river

in knots

like a tangled ribbon

of your thoughts…

Nishant Khanal – Member USYC 2016-17