The following is a poem I wrote in response to a friend’s (Mia Wright) challenge on FB to write a poem about love that doesn’t have similes or the word “love” in it. Here’s what I submitted…
I feel you.
You saturate my being
And cleanse me of my fears…even though sometimes I’m afraid of you.
I breathe you.
I inhale you each time my lungs fill
And you nourish every cell of my being…even when you take my breath away.
I dream of you.
You dance through my mind
And occupy my thoughts constantly…and yet allowing myself to experience you is probably the most mindless thing I’ve ever done.
I long for you constantly.
Because when you’re with me, everything else makes sense.
And the stuff that doesn’t…doesn’t matter.