Does He Love Me This Way, Too? Magical questions sing gentle rhapsodies Of where we’re at Hmmm… How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Counting the ways of love Isn’t the ways I know (But) I love you Just the same Fiery passions Igniting consequential flames of Dormant pleasures (After) summer’s rain showers Leave wilting flowers Blooming After-hour relationships of “Between the sheet” SIPS of Hot-buttered fantasies Got me trying to see Where 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” MORE Than the traditional EUPHEMISMS That speaks to the one dimensionality …the “Devoid of depth” personality I cannot allow to be Associated with me When speaking from my heart I’ve come to see (that) Pleasure, like anger Is only a surface dweller Of this “How much do I love thee” saga That no one bothers To write about Anymore SO… Shall I dismiss this Beauty…I’ve found In Dolby digital surround sound That goes deeper than the Acoustic reverberations That once dug deep Into my soul (But only scratched the surface) High definition is my “ism” For today’s “ultra violet living” condition That defines worth in our world When my passion screams “I LOVE YOU” Though, true That three-word concept Seems inept When considering the magnitude Of my LOVE And the embodiment Of my YOU But barring a full-bodied phrase That displays the depths of my Emotional HIGHways Coupled with The strengths of my soul I’m told “I love you” Is the best I can do When expressing the totality Of my feelings for you MY MOST FERVENT APOLOGIES Excuse me, please For being so bold as to preSUME My love for you would be retold in huts and homes In melodic songs Across foreign lands Please…Understand My need to APOLOGIZE For thinking forever was a long time Coz Anytime I’m not with you My heart sings the blues And, Please! Forgive the words I choose In expressing my excitement at loving you Coz “I love you” is less than I wanted to use But, even though it’s true It’s hard for my HEART To reconcile with my SOUL My NEED for you I mean What dream was I imagining When I imagined ME loving YOU Was it the Spring-like summer dream Where I dreamt a wonderfully decadent thing ‘Bout a caramel so deliciously sweet It defied description Where the inscription reads: I LOVE YOU Again… I apologize Most profusely For thinking me GOOD and SMART enough To maneuver around the Deep and passionate GULF That is your HEART …as if being WISE and KIND Would allow me to find A pathway around your love (Even if I wanted to) In loving you (Though easily said) I follow the pathway My heartbeat led (me) To the gentle (stirrings) Of a thing most NEW Beautifully packaged In the form of YOU All I’ve dreamt of Has led me to this …this moment of true love And utter HAPPINESS Punctuated by Mental longings of sated bliss Which translates I LOVE YOU. The ATTRACTION Was a reaction to so many things …Could not bring myself to Detach my heart from my soul As you stole into the depths of me Easily Bypassing Safety systems Put in place to Protect my Innermost feelings From unwanted intrusion But The equations Were too complex (ME plus YOU) equals… Subtract the remainder (And) divide the sequel I mean…is that legal? Cybernetic dysfunctions Defining the juncture of Mind, body, and soul In determining the output Of heart…I’m told “Input one” plus “Input two” Equals “output: I LOVE YOU” Where all the variables are good and true When I could have just told them MY WORLD IS YOU. I love you.