I do not write these poems
with any delusions of it showing you something
you cannot already see.
Poetry can’t be a
substitute for the magical currency of attraction,
the way someone winces when they sneeze
or stirs their coffee.
I write now from the place of good love poems,
the ones that have no intent;
seek to change nothing,
and live alongside the wishful thinking of devoted lovers,
formed simply and only,
because there is nothing else left to do
except to express love in its most beautiful and pure form;
and that can only be through poetry