Love is Like Watching Games 3 through 6 of the NBA Finals
When You’re Rooting for Cleveland
I didn’t care
about the NBA Finals
or any year
but Jonny and Shayna did
so they came over to my place last week
and we watched basketball
Cleveland had LeBron James back
after he’d left them
(which sounded insane to me!
because they never come back!)
and he was trying his hardest to make it up
to Cleveland for leaving
by winning them the title of
Best Basketball Team In The NBA
and I thought, SHIT!
This wasn’t just a game!
This was James waging
a war against
Leaving! and Heartbreak!
and all the other forces
that exist for the sole purpose
of pissing on Love!
and because of this
I found myself
This thing had become important!
This thing represented goddamn
It was a war of the Heartbroken
fighting their way back
to falling in Love
and Game 3 was like
that first date
I was terrified until I was nervous
and then the next thing I knew
I was drunk and I couldn’t stop smelling her hair
or cease smiling
and we liked all the same things
and had both read Don Quixote
it was perfect and it was beautiful and
the night loomed until
it ran out of looming
and when it was over
Cleveland had pulled it off!
The armies of Leaving were on the run!
and when I woke up the next morning
I had sex beard and the Morning had sex hair
and my dick felt like it’d been lifting weights all night
and the world was no longer
made out of doom
During those days between games
3 and 4 I felt bulletproof
instead of heart whipped
Our army was winning!
And winning was fun!
but then Game 4 came around
and Cleveland lost this time
and then Game 5 came around
and Cleveland lost even harder
and by the time Game 6 swooped in
our little rebellion was already
gut-shot and outgunned
and the war was lost
only 3 games after it had started
and I thought to myself: fuck
love is Game 3
followed by heartbreak
followed by horror
followed by grief
One thought on “Love is Like Watching Games 3 through 6 of the NBA Finals When You’re Rooting for Cleveland”
wonderfully expressed experience!
love manifest for me after the 40 yr return
to another title was attained by the warriors 🙂