Ask Baba Yaga: Will I Ever Fall In Love Again?

Dear Baba Yaga,

For years I fell in love so easily and was so eager to please my partners. I have now been single for two years, and when I date new people I find myself less interested, more critical, and in “what are you bringing to the table?” mode. Baba, has my heart died? I still love my passions, family, friends fiercely, but I feel deeply underwhelmed by the potential lovers I meet. Will I ever fall in love again?


Only a fool would welcome a soiled table of crumbs & empty bottles. Let them, those who would feast, bring jugs & baskets, bring fruits & goodly onions. Yr table is not for the vagrants or the doomed. ; ( Yr table is for the sweet dark wine & the tender herbs & a good eye winking at you above a full glass. Wait for the , guest who carries fresh meats, & until then, eat yr fine soups by yrself, & open the windows so the birds may come in yr house & charm yr table with their beauty.

Previously: Am I Insatiable?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet and writer living in Austin. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at askbabayaga [at]