you could say,

i like to be in love

but if you want me to go on & on,
i’d say i like you — i like the piece
of me that gets dislodged in you

an odyssey in weightlessness, —
a rocket ship returns from heaven
parachutes into a remote spot of deep,
bottomless blue; breathlessly bobs

it’s that simple, — being in love

Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.
I like to work, read, learn, and understand life. -Langston Hughes

for Real Toads

After Izumi Shikibu

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It would console me if your hand retraced a young secret fondle unafraid of waking the ink dark moon.