Treasure Island

Marcus McKinley

(EARTH)

100% Like You Want Me To


You see, I can’t love you
My heart belongs to another
and another, and another and you
It’s true, I just can’t love you

I can’t conform to a single view
The weight and breadth of my love for you
Or, measure it upon textile fabric
Unwrapped and bare, each thread unleashed

As frayed as the ends of these silk sheets
For each to cut and confiscate,
Eradicating a piece of me, by no mistake
you see…
Lost among these strands, lies my heart
To love only you, will destroy me…. inevitably

Within my staunch exterior, hides frailty
Held by the fibers held by others
Together the warmth of life regathers
In each, a link to my loves subsistence
unmending my existence,

to my love true, and to you
You see… I can’t love just you

Submitted: Monday, October 10, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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  • Ed Nigma (1/17/2014 5:51:00 PM)

    To love one is to love all
    But to love all is to love none.

    Meaning, everyone needs to be loved in their special way and only you can love in your special way but to love so many even with a heart so large would be spread thin not being able to love them in the way you might intend. Such a great poem =) (Report) Reply

  • Jacqui Broad (10/21/2011 1:04:00 AM)

    I think I know what you mean. We meet and love different people differently. You can love many people but may only make love to one. And sometimes we choose the wrong one...take care... (Report) Reply

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