The Way We Love

Infinity’s pastries we are  
Buttery layered lovers of God  
Some crunchy, some bittersweet  
All of us nutty in our embrace  

The Divine’s sweet tooth propels us Towards  
Imploring: Bite in!  
Use both hands!  
Lick your plate.  

Now is no time to diet  
Nor for reducing the fat in your secret-recipes  
Love large!  
Love as only You can.  

Drench yourself in honey  
Roll around in the violets  
Scoop yourself up with a sugar-coated spoon  
And serve.  
We are all hungry for the taste only you can give.  

Please! Do not worry about the crumbs you might leave  
In your lover’s beard  
Or if your batter is free of lumps.  
There is no time to waste!  
There is no right way to kiss  
All lips open the Beloved’s door.  

“This is how I love” whispers your tongue  
So why not open wide and belt it out?  
The trees are already humming along  
Shamelessly draping their embrace  
Over the earth for all these years  
And what do you think those insects buzz on about?  
Stirred as they are by the sun’s sweaty song  

Or the waxy gardenias  
Luxuriating in their own luscious scent  
Listen: This is the way I love.  
This is the way,  
Love.

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