I wrote this one to read at a local poetry event. I mention this because ‘you’ in a poem changes depending on how you present the poem. On a blog post it would seem impersonal, and the poem would read differently if I sent it to you personally via email. Saying ‘you’ in a roomful of people creates interesting ambiguity.
There’s a fighting chance that a few of the people who read this will be people I was thinking about when writing it – which is enough to indicate that this is not a conventional sort of love poem.
I may or may not be melting
I would love you unreasonably.
Unreasonably because it is in my nature
To love, but our culture treats emotion
As the opposite of reason.
So, I will present as an ice queen
Wearing my mask, cold to the touch
Expressionless. I will be…
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