"I love you, baby" (A Poem)
Love doesn’t care if your body is soft
Or if you dress a certain way,
Have certain friends,
If your hair looks nice or you smell good.
Love doesn’t care if you say the right words
At the right time
In the right order
Love only cares that you show up.
With an open heart
Without expectation, but with passion and vision and consistency.
That you are a shelter from the storm
A container for laughter and tears
A place to be serious and
A place to be goofy
Love only cares that you are present
Willing to be the fool and the hero
Without recognition or return
Love doesn’t care if you say the right words at the right time
As your indefatigable presence is the transmission it seeks to know it’s true
Love is dancing through an endless ego death with a smile
Repeating, “I love you baby”
Hoping to get a smile.