America

It’s not a symptom

of disrespect

or irreverence

to want America to be better,

but is instead of the purest love:

a love that wants

to carry

something even higher.

-L.M.G.

Different

We all

want

love,

purpose,

good food,

and understanding,

yet we

somehow

manufacture

differences

between us.

Look Again

At any point

we can look

around us

and find

failure, shortcomings,

loss, and dead dreams,

but we should always

look again,

for those

are only stones

scattered

around the flowers

of love, grace,

triumphs, and hope,

and these vibrant

blossoms

are worth admiring.

Wordsmith Wednesday: Poem XXII

I’ve been terrified

by things many

but nothing

has shaken me

like

how much

I love you.

Effort

Perhaps,

instead of seeking

a partner

with a particular skill

or quality,

we should

pursue a person

who is full

of effort,

raw energy

for life

and love.