….Are you there?
I have a request
I want a love who tastes like the crunchy bottom bits of lettuce
WHo smells like rain and freshly cut cedar
A love who isn’t daunted by morning breath kisses
Who doesn’t desire cake shoved in its face
Or a diamond ring
I want a love who is full of zaniness
A love where our souls intertwine fingers
Smile with glee and make our ice cream cones smooch
I want a love who doesn’t flee from work,
Yes, I said work.
A work who maintains euphoria
A work who strengthens connection
Outlives the momentary excitement of a honeymoon
I want a love who wants to be exposed
Taken into the daylight
Shouted from mountaintops
Undressed in a smile
Who is defined simply by its existence
Barefoot in vulnerability
I want a lover who tends the fire in my heart willingly
Nurtures it patiently
Stokes it up
Lets it howl
And smolder slowly
I want a love who can sit quiescently
I want a love who can surpass distance
A love who scoffs at insecurity and jealousy
A love who demands more imagination than dinner and a movie
I want a love where we make forts,
Throw pasta on walls to see if it’s finished
Make love on counter tops and let dinner burn
I want a love where we tickle ’til we bruise and may just burst open
I want a love where we can make love with our finger tips and our toes
I want a lover who shows up
I want a partner who can carry my mountain and his own
Across rivers, and over prairies.
I want a lover who knows the importance of space in our togetherness
I want a lover who never quits expanding
I want a love where our spirits dance
And we wake up with I love yous and fall asleep in gratitude
And that’s enough.
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