Love Is a Giant Barrel of Kittens With Especially Pointy Ears

Love is
too many things
so stop making love metaphors
you’re not good at it
we hate it when you do it
and you’re cluttering up the title of this poem

Go ruin someone else’s title
you jerk


Tiny Sword

Your tiny sword
is a metaphor
that pulses with meaning
as you hold it
in your tiny hand

the tininess of the sword
and the hand
and the metaphor

My love for you
is a tiny sword
with a blunt edge

Sharpen it
my love

Sharpen i


It is huge
thundering through the door
coming for us
coming for us all
without discrimination
or mercy
or fear
and we cannot see it
and we cannot stop it
and all of us tremble
before it

It is LOVE

Or that is what
the movies tell us


My love for you
is like a parcel
full of things
that haven’t yet been paid for
and now you’re all worried
because the items in the parcel
aren’t really yours yet
at all