Love (A Definition)Love is :More Like This
whispered words in the dark
and the brush of lips against hair.
It is the hold of a mother
and the soothing kiss on a grazed knee.
It is long and lazy morning cuddles
and hands held under the table.
It is the shy but adoring gazes
and the glow of a soul shining out.
It is small in large ways
and the most powerful force in the universe.
Love is not:
grunting heavy thrusts
or longing as strong as lust.
It is not heaving breaths,
or the glow of screens in the night.
It is not slutty music
or swinging girls on poles.
It is not money shoved into garters
or pickups off street corners.
(I thought that you ought to know by now)