On Love

Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you? Everyone loves strength, but do you love me for my weakness? That is the real test. Do you love me stripped of everything that might be lost, for only the things I will have forever? – Alain de Botton

from “Flatlands”

I want to love you like an open field. A place large enough for you to release the heavy creatures of your heart. A place large enough for you to wander and all you see for miles and miles is me. – Kelsey Danielle

I Am Learning To Abandon the World

But morning comes with small reprieves of coffee and birdsong. A tree outside the window which was simply shadow moments ago takes back its branches twig by leafy twig. And as I take my body back the sun lays its warm muzzle on my lap as if to make amends.” – Linda Pastan

Inter Alia

Define a forest. The men who meant to. The houses I have lived in and left. With unnatural affection for the warped glass. The waves sound like the freeway and the cars mimic the sea. We are living on a pain and pleasure planet. I have countries to see. I insisted, Earth, upon your friendship.… Read More Inter Alia