Oh, I love you!

Oh, I love you!
Yes I do,
Every plane and curve
Of you

Your forehead, eyebrows,
Nose and lips
Your blue-green eyes
And solid hips
Your beating heart
Your mind, your soul
Your crazy wit
Your freckled moles

I searched for you
Through webs of lies
Through insects, spiders,
Worms and flies
Until that snapshot
Captured me
Your calling card
Adrift at sea
I messaged you
You messaged me
We met for lunch
And poetry

Then my thoughtful,
Goofy one,
You stole my heart
And now I’m done
You’ve burdened me
With new love’s curse
To spew out endless
Rhyming verse.

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Love: Repeat

Jeanette's words echo
     love
          loss
                   love
             loss
      cruel yardstick
         yet here it is
         my entire being
         reaching for you
              you
    who sees my ugly
       and thanks me for
                       sharing
                            you
           who sits
            quietly
      as i write and write
                       you
    who touches my            
                            soul
              in the night
     whose quiet breath marks time
        who is calm and kind
   who gives me
                   hope
     that the measure of love
        doesn't have to be
              loss

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*with reference to Jeanette Winterson