Thursday, January 30, 2014

Michelle Angelini
BEYOND APHRODITE
 
“I wanna know what love is. I want you to show me…”
-- Mick Jones of Foreigner
 
Such a pretty word
– if it is only…
gentle kisses between two lips,
one hand holding another,
a man and woman who sit on the beach,
to gaze at a full moon hanging in the obsidian sky
and hear lapping waves on the shore,
sparkling looks over a glass of wine,
invisible flames that fly upon meeting,
then many might not know it. Nevertheless,
 
love is more.
 
God’s sundown multi-colored sky – fodder for an artisan
to create from his mind to his fingers for the world.
 
A dog’s liquid gaze at its human after rescue
from an abusive life and near death – superlative trust.
 
The soft look between newborn and mother
while she breastfeeds – tiny human dependent upon adult.
 
Flowers populating a field with their bright and beautiful creations
– designs unimagined without nature. 
 
A cat sitting next to her human, to look up
with intense golden tilted almond eyes, stretching for a tummy pet.
 
Teddybears offered to children in the ER
– easing apprehension, drying tears – an unknown friend.
 
Although love is between two humans,
its definition stretches to include everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Really, I felt the warmth of this one reaching beyond human comprehension.

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