Love is

Tightened 

chest waking

all hours constant

feeling un-

nerved


Love is

brokenness

loss all the time 

phone never ringing

calls unmade

she does

what

she

is

believes

she must


Love is

almost a year

past unchanged


Love is

something unremembered

wished to forget


Love is

never calling

never writing

never seeing

never hearing


Love is

forgiveness without


Love is 

bludgeoning


Love is

accepting 

what

is


Love is

knowing

these words

may not be read

twice


Love is

let her go

Jeff’s Halleluja 

Brandi’s Halleluja

I wanna get better

calling things by their 

right name


Love is

Tis better to have

and knowing that line

is bullshit


Love is

a young lady’s flowered dress


Love is

impossible to go back to two years ago


 Love is

bullshit


Love is

what

love is what

love is

what love is

© Michael Barry 2013