Paula Harris

yes, another love poem

you should fall in love because Everest has been climbed
  because Alexandria has been found
  because the moon has been walked on
 
you should fall in love because the sun is warm
  because rain feels good
  because white clouds are floating by
 
you should fall in love because chocolate tastes good
  because sometimes grapes are seedless
  because parmesan cheese smells
 
you should fall in love because Everest has been climbed
  because Alexandria has been found
  because the moon has been walked on
 
you should fall in love because birds have wings
  because frogs can jump
  because dogs chase their own tails
 
you should fall in love just because
 
i should follow my own advice

First published in a fine line, NZ Poetry Society journal - Featured Poet (2014)

Paula Harris

About Paula

Paula Harris lives in New Zealand, where she writes and sleeps a lot, because that's what depression makes you do. She won the 2018 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize and the 2017 Lilian Ida Smith Award.

Her poetry has been published in various journals, including Berfrois, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Barren, SWWIM, Glass, Diode, The Spinoff, Poetry New Zealand Yearbook and Landfall. Her essays have been published in The Spinoff and Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety (Victoria University Press).

She is extremely fond of dark chocolate, shoes and hoarding fabric.