A poem about love

Druid Life

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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