Measuring Love

How do you measure love?

              Is it a count of butterflies
              Dancing inside of you?

              Or, the frozen dreams
              On your pillowcase?

              The pints of blood
              Spilt on a dusty floor?

              Is there a forensic theory -

              So many kisses a day
              multiplied by kind words
              and considerations?

              The weight of your heart
              divided by the thoughts
              running through your head?

How do you measure love?

              The tears drying on your cheek
              After a massive fight?

              Is there a percentage
              that needs to be achieved?

              A goal to be targeted
              to make it really real?

              Is there are mathematical formula -

              So many smiles a day
              Multiplied by each caress
              and longing gaze?

              The amount of yearning
              divided by day dreams
              during a long bus ride?

How do YOU measure love?

              Holding hands and gazing into each other’s eyes
              When age has long since drawn a map on faces
              Like roots tangling together making a life like no other.

That’s how.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Measuring Love

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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