the audacity of love

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(photograph by David N. Seelig)

You won’t find love in the color of her hair,
or in shaven cunts and sailor tattoos.
Love is foist upon you
when the trajectory of your scars
align perfectly with hers,
fingers entwined
that reach for the stars.

You won’t find love in a mixtape,
in shared idols or dog-eared books.
Love is foist upon you
by soft lips and the cadence of her voice
that leaves you hanging
on every word
and fills your head with dreams.

Love tears your gaze from the gutter
leaving you to wonder
if she’s looking at the same sky as you.

© gibson grand

If you enjoyed this, check out my collections of short stories: Trash and Vaudeville and Fireflies.

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