Failed Words – A Love Song

I wrote a poem for you
full of complicated metaphor
and abstract terms
philosophising on beauty and love
and the relationship between
an ocean wave and the curve of your eyelashes
or your flawless brow and the sound of silk on wood
rather like the Song of Solomon.
But then I remembered your heart
and the words fell away
one by one and laid you bare
inside my mind
where all of my imperfect words cannot sully you
and your beautiful imperfections.
So the only words now left are –
All I can say now is –
Thank you for being.


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