teenage love

all sparks and flash
smells and stickiness
finding and losing

then it’s flowers in a meadow
dancing alone
cloud watching
wandering around at the mall
drawing with crayons
cooking in your underwear
laughing at nothing
being crazy
falling asleep
waiting for something
remembering to feed the dog

and then you have to go to college and figure out what the new game is all about.

love is a miracle

like the sun
or a flower
or a rainbow
or the sound of beautiful music

like the magic of life
it exists
and science can “explain” it
yet it’s still beyond true comprehension

a mystery
an enigma

a question that only your soul can answer

nothing makes sense

it’s like a sweet insanity
when we’re together

we’re both crazy
and nothing makes sense
yet everything is perfect

and i just want to see you smile
and hear your laugh

building love

every day
we work together
towards our mutual goal

a life
where we live
surrounded with the love
that we’ve built
for ourselves

every step
brings us closer
to the life that we want

sitting on the beach
at sunset
holding hands
with a bottle of merlot
and a small fire
to keep us warm

never again

i’ll never see her again
i wouldn’t know if it if i did
my eyes are so cloudy now
and my soul is so lost

like a single rain-drop in the desert

only hoping to be
what she could have wanted
or what could have been worthy

life goes on

somehow we continue
with or without our love

stronger for the experience
more experienced for the love
and alive

forgotten love

do you ever wake up
in the middle of the night
thinking about a long-lost lover
and wondering where they are?

like whispers in the night
our souls were so close
and then so far.

i can’t even remember
the sound of her voice,
just that it was so beautiful,
and so deep in my soul.

i wish i could remember.

love is love

love lasts forever
love is momentary
love endures hardship
love brightens darkness
love builds us up
love makes us stronger
love is powerful
love is weak
love is peace
love is turmoil
love is strength
love continues
love remains true
love heals wounds
love tastes delicious
love flies in the clouds
love lives underwater
love comforts
love is silent