Published: November 22, 2011
If I wrote you a poem about love
Tied it with a ribbon and send it to you
Would you assume that I was asking your opinion
Or realizing what I am trying to get through to you?
Twisting words into knots
Swearing what I know not
Would you know it was for you
And as far as I can tell, true?
Would you know that it is to you I speak
Delicately putting my feelings on display
Courting your heart, caressing your ears
Trying to win you with clever word play?
Love isn't something I trust
Finding it is just fickle lust
This time seduction doesn't quite fit
Because my heart won't quit.
Should I scribble words onto a scrap of paper
Draw a dozen hears around letters arranged in a verse
Describe in detail the feelings that you fill me with
For you to know I love you enough to burst?
My feelings are flighty at best
But I love you more than the rest
Someday, my heart may change course
Can you accept this for what it is worth?
If I sent you this very poem
Rewrite it and refined it amazingly
Marked it with my lip stick
Would it, maybe, influence how you feel for me?