March 7, 2014

I Want a Love. ~ Janne Robinson {Poem}

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….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

Stretches desire

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

Exceeds entitlement

Saturated in rapture

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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