There is no poetry

I could write

to make us better.

There is no word

I could tell you

to make you love me.

In fact, there isn’t even a definition for

what is between us or what has happened

for what keeps happening.


I love you

And I always will.

So stop asking me to

stop loving you because

I will not.

Even when my children are grown and

My husband is drinking beer on the couch

I will still love you.

Now if you want me to stop

writing you poetry

I will not.

But you can put down the pages

Stop reading what I have written

Make this hard for me.

Because someone as difficult as you

is so easy for me to keep on loving

when I am this forgiving and miles bent around your waist.

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