“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
– Pablo Neruda 100 Love Sonnets
Only a sliver of light is needed.
You crept in. Arriving unexpectedly, offering a softly lit smile.
Instantly our hands were laced and locked, distracting the whispers of an inner voice. Too soon
We haven’t followed script. We’ve improvised and drawn outside the lines.
Our picture speaks a thousand words
Fallen on our deaf ears
As we navigate our way through critics and cynics
With bold strokes and finely finessed detail
Lavished upon a set canvas, we stretch
Our complicated composition takes shape
There is love here.
to be drawn.