Brain’s Off Switch

Anyone falling into love cannot be talked to
anyone slipping out of love will not listen to what they ought to
love’s strange and stringent closeness
is connected by a silk string
to the brain’s off switch.

Church bell and petty crime
neurotransmitter and enzyme
unaware and aware at the same time
turn on all off switches.

Crawling into bed with someone just met
or getting down on your knees to propose in a cold sweat
are these prudent or rational actions
or are they desperate yankings
at the brain’s off switch?

The brain is hardly the organ of love
it is a messenger-boy oblivious to the message
neither is the heart trustworthy
no arm no leg no soft cheek can
build the dam that will not leak.

Church bell and petty crime
neurotransmitter and enzyme
unaware and aware at the same time
turn on all off switches.

Accumulating behind the wall of kindness
building up pressure in rising waters of blindness
we keep love full and swimming
with hymns of unreality
the brain off on holiday.

Love impossibly boxes and wraps up
the whole of your life the luxurious with the bankrupt
the package is neat and ribbon-tied
and offered unhesitatingly
to the brain’s off switch.

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