Why is it so hard to find real romance
    and move beyond adolescence?
We didn’t have trouble as thoughtless kids,
    graduating from babyhood.

Rites of life become only more fearful
    when long contemplated.
Like riding a bike or learning to swim,
    the sooner done the better.

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© 2006 Warren Farr, revised 3/18
Reprinted from Poems by an Artist. rom Poems by an Artist.