Friday, 14 February 2014

Loveweak III

love me as though you’ve loved and lost before -
unzip me along my backbone, undo
and smooth down the silk of flesh and sinew
love me as though you could not love me more

love me like it is your very first time
as though you’ve never loved, nor suffered loss
as if love does not fade, it only grows
untainted by grief, supreme and sublime

love me as if we’ve neither been heartsore
disrobe me of these outer skin membranes
splay me open and kiss the pulsing veins
school yourself for the scars you will ignore

or love me as if the wounds that were once mine
were meant as gifts for you, my valentine