Sunday, August 25, 2019

What is love (baby, don't hurt me)

Burning lungs (CAI2019)

Why don't I love you?
It's not a matter of adherence to expectation
Not based on revelations 
of the particular combinations
your humanity grinds
it's a failure of connection
insecurity from within, expressed out
my own failure
to love what I am.

Why don't you love me?
It's not a matter of deserving
or lack of chemistry
it's not a whim of the universe
or a coincidence of fate
it's a failing of oneness
a limitation of howness
imagination fearfully, carefully redefining
what love means
in the first place.