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Measuring love

byAnonymous Author©

Can love be measured by knowing?
The outline of your breast
as you deftly reach up
to stretch
Palms facing me
fingertips towards the sun
soft curves blend with lithe muscle

Can love be measured by familiarity?
7 am
5 and a bit heaped teaspoons
of ground coffee beans
Fill the water just so
Get the cups
I pour the coffee
You drip milk into mine
I add your sugar
You stir
We sip in silence

Can love be measured by togetherness?
My sweater under your black skirt
draped over the arm
of your chair
My fingers gently fastening
the buttons on your dress
Your hands holding up
your unruly hair
wild strands caressing my fingers
My pastel colours
against your earth tones

Can love be measured by wanting?
A lap dance
moving to the music
the familiar throb
Touch yourself for me
Now
Take your clothes off for me
Tease
Heels and superiority
I swallow hard
Aware of your power

Can love be measured by insight?
Tears fall abundantly
your pain visible like the sun
Moved by your longing
Smiling at your gentleness
Understanding your passion

Can love be measured by lust?
If I were to circle your navel
with my tongue
would you become like soft clay?
If I had to lick that spot
under your ear
would you be mine?

Can love be measured by intimacy?
Shadows moving against the wall
eyes transfixed
fingertips on your collarbone
moist lips slightly parted
warm velvet skin

Can love be measured by understanding?
You are not mine to want
I do still, despite
"A kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder"
You would give up your life for Her
And you have

Can love be measured by what it's not?
How can this not be love?
Perhaps not love as it is known by the poets
Yet, this is the closest
I have been to
domestic bliss

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