How to write a love poem

after Traci Brimhall

Begin beneath a cold moon, wish upon

a star and hope it is not a cloudy night.

Begin with a quiet kiss, against glass

or the back of your hand, taste yourself:

learn you are more, than sugar,

than spice, than all things nice. 

Begin with a tiny bird in winter,

squeeze gently, run your thumb

along its neck, let it wait in silence, 

for you to twist, for you to break.


Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2021

https://linktr.ee/KristianaReed

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