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Wishing For Love

two people sitting by the water wishing for love

Ask for love, and the sky will unveil itself layer by layer
— Lauren Alleyne, “If, Sky”

Wish to know
and the flowers will open their velvet petals,
pollen sprinkled across their edges
—loves me, loves me not.

Ask for something tangible, a touch,
light and cool—a dusting of snow
melting in fingertips.

Ask for a person
hold a thin, orange leaf
like the coming of autumn as the sun
still warms. All the remaining leaves
stubborn, spinning
in the wind. Not yet ready
to fall.

If, Love, I could ask
for you
as I trace lines of poetry
the curve of my lips
would you come
to me in a summer wind,
in a thin layer of rain,
in the blue ribbons of sky?

Would you reveal yourself to me?
Opening for the sun, breaking
through the clouds
like a promise?

Featured Image Credit: Koji Futami

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