Thursday, December 27, 2007

This Must Be Love

This Must Be Love

I am a selfish creature.
Yet, I have made space on my book shelf for your books.
In my cluttered closet,
I have pushed my black clothes aside
to make room for your primary colored threads

I am a stubborn thing.
Still, I find I am able to let you make dinner plans
and wield power
over the remote control.

I am a doubting Thomas,
always questioning authority.
Yet, I believe everything you say.
Even when you are wrong.

Even your dirty socks,
left crumpled and orphaned
on the bedroom floor,
fill me with a sense of tenderness.

Lindsay Riggs Brown

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