‘i wonder if Love wears bedroom slippers in the evening’

one of the many things
difficult about writing a poem
about love is how alike
love poems look.

2nd person pronoun verb
article superlative
noun first person pronoun
adverb verb
, most likely.

i guess part of the problem
is that words on a ‘page’

be it in a book or browser tab

always look like words on a page.

and love, well
she’s a mover and a shaker.
not only does she rarely ‘look’
like love, it can often be difficult
to identify her at all.

i am changing a dirty diaper – chore
i am changing you, sweet girl,
so you don’t get a rash and because
you cannot yet do this for yourself – love

a miracle, i would say, that two things can be
but anyway, i’m digressing.

i want to write a poem
that shows the love i see
in you
and it is impossible.

maybe, darling, that’s because
how you love is impossible
beyond what should and should not be
as if mountains could also be
the roaring sea at the same time.

your love is a miracle
because it is who you are
it is your breath it is your skin
it is how you move, and so
you do not even realize,
i think
how powerfully you love.


your love matters.

it matters to me,
it makes me better,
it is the kind of thing,
your love
that makes the world
it is the kind of love that makes the world.

it gives me hope
everywhere else
that a love like yours
exists at all.

your love shakes the earth
with quiet steps.

i hear them
i feel them
thank you for being,

– yours.

she is not made to be quiet, Love

Love entered the room through double doors

as minglers mingled quietly
mumbling into crystal glasses
filled with empty reds and bubbling whites

Beautiful blues scanned the crowd of minglers drowning in mahogany and choking on their echoes beneath a vaulted ceiling

She made eye contact with the room at once, as only Love can do, and spoke at full volume without raising her voice.

she didn’t say anything but i don’t think she’s much of a talker

i whispered softly to the wind
as she fluttered through your hair
as i pressed my lips to your neck and
i cannot tell you what i asked of her
that would be rude however
i can give you a hint or a
nudge in the right direction
ok fine i’ll just tell you i
asked her to carry your scent to me
on days we are far apart so that i
may remember you always.