Elements of a Love Poem
A love poem must contain
A look, a touch, the electric first pass
of lips close enough to feel your breath.
A pause between heartbeats and a journey,
a story affecting two lives.
An idea in layers, rock over rock
laid down across years, being itself and more.
A choice from each possible parting, remaining.
And a film star sunset where we hold hands.
A love poem must end where love starts,
with you being so close we are the story.
For my Valentine, be mine.