what i think about love

maybe adam and eve had it all
before the fall.
maybe she already
tasted heaven in his arms
maybe just the arc of his nose
was enough to make her
forget the one above.

you often argue that the serpent
tempted away their love
just like the unbuttoned shirt
of a secretary today
foretells the return of wedding rings tomorrow.
and there is no love, you say,
that lasts,
and you cry.

but i am a romantic pessimist
if those do exist
and to me, love is you
within my reach--
your dazzling beauty maybe too much
for a promise of tomorrow
but enough to keep me
at a loss for words

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