for You

my love for you

is like…

a favorite blanket//comfort

with holes worn from use in the empty night

my love for you

can be like…

learning to make pancakes,

messy//awkward with mushy spots in the middle

my love for you

sometimes is like…

the spine of the family bible//solid and straight,

with faith holding onion pages together

my love for you

can be like…

the weight of God// pushing down and filling

me up like warm salt water

my love for you

might be like…

sushi rolls, complex and fragile

but spicy and raw// behind the language barrier

my love for you

sometimes is like…

the flecks of understanding in mismatched brown eyes//

unknowable and knowing

my love for you

might be like…

the change I felt after// being burned

and unbeautiful with scars up to my elbows

my love for you

is something…

that I am not allowed to own//

but something I can't stop any more

than I could stop the storm

stop death

or touch time

loving you is like..

holding lightning//

walking on rain//

and dreaming fire