Fall in Love with Me

artwork copyright  Alison Pothier

artwork copyright Alison Pothier

This poem was repeating in my ears while sitting at the airport having just left the sight of Ullaru (Ayers Rock) in Australia.  I typed the words into my phone as I heard them.  The poem has a double-meaning ... read as a request to others, but more importantly a request to one's self.  We are asked to 'fall in love' with our original self ... the one that existed before all titles, expectations and definitions of value.  We are called to love all that we truly are so that we can bloom and grow ... and truly know love. 

Fall in love with Me

When I am nothing and no one

When I have nothing and may not seem all that you imagined Me to be ...

Hold a curiosity for Me.

Fall in love with Me when all that I am is still mystery,

When life's memory of Me says little of who I am or will ever be.

Fall in love with Me

as I am when I arrive.

Find beauty in my nakedness and the guise of all that I seem not to be.

Fall in love with Me.

Don't dress Me in possibility because I hold your dreams in my hands.

Try not to enchant yourself with such intricate plans

nor find comfort in title, position or name.

Don't distract yourself with ideas of gain.

Rather love Me raw and unrefined

A mystery left undefined.

A flower, I will bloom for you.

For in loving Me,

You are loving You.

by Alison Pothier

copyright 19 December 2010