J. C. Kuehn Miller

Read. Write. Repeat. Aspire to be a Janitor.

Wine and “Love”

Never have I looked
Looked into eyes like yours.

Your smile reminds me
Of that joy
In finding a sand dollar
On the shore
Revealed in the receding waves.

I know few words
To describe your nose.

Subtle.
Cute.
Poignant.

The best way to describe
Your nose
Is the silence
Between my lips
And it.

I wanted to show you
The divine within the crystals
Of a snowflake,
Let you experience love
Through the scratched lenses
Of a storybook character.

Instead,
We found loss in a wine glass,
Sorrow in meaningless words,
And eternity in a withered weed.

Poetry lost its
Mysticism,
Its splendor
Its abundance
In our toast to each other.

I don’t need these words
When I’m with you.

All I can see
Is your face.
All I can love
Is a shadow
of my emerging sexuality.

One comment on “Wine and “Love”

  1. redgladiola
    January 24, 2015

    Great work. I especially like “the silence between my lips.” =)

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