Love, Be Kind

There’s something so courageous
about being in love.
Something defiant,
awe-inducing, surreal — even violent.

It is not so much that love is a mystery —
It’s an uncontrollable force.
We are familiar with it,
as we are with wind and rain.

I Loved You Too Soon

I loved you too soon.
Like the way
school boys
dote, court and wed in between classes.

Or the way
children
latch onto any stranger
scented with kindness.