(Another day of not really feeling like writing.  But once I started, with a little help, this flowed linearly.  I’m beginning to channel inspiration better.  The first two lines are not my own, but they’ve resonated with me since I learned of them.  Also, I normally pull from a song title because it’s usually am indicator of the mood expressed and build around that.  This is one of those times, though I don’t use the title as grounds for a metaphor.  Jazz is awesome.  Day 163…)

“Dancing in the Dark” is a jazz record by Cannonball Adderley.  No lyrics, just pieces of instrumental beauty…

I fall in love with you like I’m falling asleep
Slowly, then all at once
One moment, I’m wide awake
The next, I inhale you with a yawn
Then suddenly,
I’m dreaming.

I love you like I hope to one day love myself
Without wishing for someone better
Perfectionism lies in loving in totality
And while we’re growing at our pace
I adore the progress we’ve made.

I love you like I write with bad grammar
Complex
Pauses
Marathon sentences
Punctuated with kisses
I turn amore into an essay
Indenting paragraphs down your rib cage
Making the noun jealous of its verbal twin

I love you like ever after
Happily
This niche remade version of love may not be in everyone’s memory
But we’ll always recall it with great appreciation
Princesses aren’t just in cartoons

I love you like how people arrive at saying “I love you”
When I run out of words
And tire from fighting off its weight
I close my eyes
And that’s all left to say