How to Love
After stepping into the world again,
there is that question of how to love,
how to bundle yourself against the frosted morning—
the crunch of icy grass underfoot, the scrape
of cold wipers along the windshield—
and convert time into distance.
What song to sing down an empty road
as you begin your morning commute?
And is there enough in you to see, really see,
the three wild turkeys crossing the street
with their featherless heads and stilt-like legs
in search of a morning meal? Nothing to do
but hunker down, wait for them to safely cross.
As they amble away, you wonder if they want
to be startled back into this world. Maybe you do, too,
waiting for all this to give way to love itself,
to look into the eyes of another and feel something—
the pleasure of a new lover in the unbroken night,
your wings folded around him, on the other side
of this ragged January, as if a long sleep has ended.
|Jan 18, 2013||Obscurity and Selfhood||C. D. Wright|
|Mar 25, 2013||Ode, Aubade||Greg Wrenn|
|Apr 11, 2008||Gnosis||Theodore Worozbyt|
|Apr 07, 2013||The Daffodils||William Wordsworth|
|Jun 05, 2011||The Sun Has Long Been Set||William Wordsworth|
|Sep 02, 2012||My Heart Leaps Up||William Wordsworth|
|Mar 06, 2011||Lines Written in Early Spring||William Wordsworth|
|Nov 26, 2011||We Are Seven||William Wordsworth|
|Jan 28, 2012||Travelling||William Wordsworth|
|Apr 27, 2014||The World Is Too Much With Us||William Wordsworth|