pretty

draw-love

today i decided i would draw
all the things
all
that i saw
on this board i made
of things that once seemed
pretty
to me

books
and girls doing amazing things
books
and dandelions
and ivy that clings
to a secret door
secret doors
and windows
and dancers
and

YOU ARE LOVED

twice i saw it! with all these shots
once on a spoon
and then once not
ha, the second was on the ground
beside a pair of shoes

and i thought: love
it’s what i’ve been
writing
for years
under desks i’ve used
after a class or before or neither
penciled LOVE and a heart

LOVE and a heart
that i’ve never seen
so many times
who knows what it means
but love!
love
an encouragement
a support
someone in favor of love

i’ll soon be leaving all of those desks
much time was spent & soon, “i went..”
fine, but just this thought occurred to me

if YOU ARE LOVED is so important to me
maybe more than desks
is what i need.

how else can i give away those words?
books and secret doors and i!
always want to be the girl on adventure

books and doors and mirrors and floors
YOU ARE LOVED,
people on adventures