Love poem

The city was winter quiet, reverent, waiting.
Our watches set themselves loose
And snuck away.
The night came loose from its holdings.

You stretched out my hours.
I hope I did the same for you.
Giddy and unbound.
Crazed with relief to have found
A harbour for teeming thoughts
So long adrift on the open sea.

You knew what to ask
To open up the musty caskets
At the back of my mind
Finding a hoard of treasure
Only you could adore.

And it feels like all I’ll ever want to do
Is sit by the canal
With a bag of chips
And you.

How can you take up so little space?
To me you are a universe
That I will never understand
But that’s alright.
No one will ever love you exactly the way you need them to.
I thought you’d saved me from myself
Now I know
I had no need to be saved.

And you drive me mad.
Of course you do.
Sometimes there’s just too much of you.
No one will ever love you exactly the way you need them to.

I’m caught up in a swarm of you.

 

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