Does He Love Me This Way, Too? Magical questions sing gentle rhapsodiesOf where we’re at Hmmm… How do I love thee?Let me count the ways. Counting the ways of loveIsn’t the ways I know(But) I love youJust the same Fiery passionsIgniting consequential flames ofDormant pleasures(After) summer’s rain showersLeave wilting flowersBlooming After-hour relationships of“Between the sheet” SIPS ofHot-buttered fantasiesGot me trying to seeWhere you and I are supposed to be(given the possibilities) BUT…how silly of me. FROM THE BEGINNING… Does he love me this way, too? NO…“I love you” MOREThan the traditionalEUPHEMISMSThat speaks to the one dimensionality…the “Devoid of depth” personalityI cannot allow to beAssociated with me When speaking from my heartI’ve come to see (that)Pleasure, like angerIs only a surface dwellerOf this“How much do I love thee” sagaThat no one bothersTo write aboutAnymore SO…Shall I dismiss thisBeauty…I’ve foundIn Dolby digital surround soundThat goes deeper than theAcoustic reverberationsThat once dug deep Into my soul (But only scratched the surface) High definition is my “ism”For today’s “ultra violet living” conditionThat defines worth in our world When my passion screams“I LOVE YOU”Though, trueThat three-word conceptSeems ineptWhen considering the magnitudeOf my LOVEAnd the embodimentOf my YOU But barring a full-bodied phraseThat displays the depths of myEmotional HIGHwaysCoupled with The strengths of my soulI’m told “I love you” Is the best I can doWhen expressing the totalityOf my feelings for you MY MOST FERVENT APOLOGIES Excuse me, pleaseFor being so bold as to preSUME My love for you would be retold in huts and homesIn melodic songsAcross foreign lands Please…Understand My need to APOLOGIZEFor thinking forever was a long timeCozAnytimeI’m not with youMy heart sings the blues And,Please!Forgive the words I chooseIn expressing my excitement at loving youCoz “I love you”is less than I wanted to useBut, even though it’s trueIt’s hard for my HEARTTo reconcile with my SOULMy NEED for you I mean What dream was I imaginingWhen I imagined ME loving YOU Was it the Spring-like summer dreamWhere I dreamt a wonderfully decadent thing‘Bout a caramel so deliciously sweetIt defied description Where the inscription reads: I LOVE YOU Again…I apologizeMost profuselyFor thinking meGOOD and SMART enoughTo maneuver around theDeep and passionate GULFThat is yourHEART…as if beingWISE and KINDWould allow me to findA pathway around your love(Even if I wanted to) In loving you(Though easily said)I follow the pathwayMy heartbeat led (me)To the gentle (stirrings)Of a thing most NEWBeautifully packagedIn the form of YOU All I’ve dreamt ofHas led me to this…this moment of true loveAnd utter HAPPINESSPunctuated byMental longings of sated blissWhich translatesI LOVE YOU. The ATTRACTIONWas a reaction to so many things…Could not bring myself toDetach my heart from my soulAs you stole into the depths of meEasilyBypassingSafety systemsPut in place toProtect myInnermost feelingsFrom unwanted intrusionButThe equationsWere too complex (ME plus YOU) equals…Subtract the remainder(And) divide the sequel I mean…is that legal? Cybernetic dysfunctionsDefining the juncture ofMind, body, and soulIn determining the outputOf heart…I’m told“Input one” plus “Input two”Equals “output: I LOVE YOU”Where all the variables are good and trueWhen I could have just told themMY WORLD IS YOU. I love you.