The Broom


some believe love is hiding
love comes only
in special colors shapes or sizes
some think love is learned
sign up for courses learn to ride horses
make bets for love
when love is a word everyone is mute
then love must be a look
when love is a look then everywhere is dark
then love must be a sound
when love is a sound every space is silent
then lobe must be a book
when love must be a book then every page is blank
then love is a view
when love is a view all the blinds are drawn
what if love is a tree
if love is a tree will all the trees be felled
for some love is a doormat
then love is a broom
everyone wipes their feet
for the sake of love's groom

December 2000