Red Lips & Battlefields

A Proposal

I can write you a love letter.

I can spell this romance like
A fountain pen spills red ink
From the slit of its pierced lip
And crafts a masterpiece of literature.

The words would glide swiftly
And swell in your heart
Like invisible helium that lifts
A sleepy balloon to heaven.

I can call upon history’s greatest muse,
And her army of birds, to chant eternal songs,
Until all of magic resides in the sacred space between
Your lips.

I can write you a love letter.

I can spin metaphors of raging storms
And triumphant battles
And roses growing out of concrete
And fairies dancing around the vineyards of my dreams,

Then watch readers raise their eyebrows,
Rub their chins, trying to understand
What I mean.
But, how could they?

I can write you a love letter.

I can invent an entire universe
Apart from this world,
And hide you in a treasure chest
Somewhere safe, between the words.

Between my words,
You will be immortal.
Between my words,
You will always be loved.

MD  15/05/2014

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