I Love Romance
i want to fall in love in the city.
after sunsets. bar talk.
a spare key to his place to slip in after work.
to make dinner in his tiny kitchen.
my little bag of make up and toothpaste on your sink.
we’d take the subway during rush hour just to puzzle piece ourselves together.
we’d share every park like our backyard.
i’d embarrass you with tourist pictures of us.
peeling oranges with my fingers to feed you on street corners.
we’d stay outside just to watch people passing by.
i’d hold onto your hand anytime i want.
i’d warn you when we meet. I am a selfish lover.
i don’t mean it the way you take it.
i mean i am selfish in expressing my romance.
i love quickly. with any number of things.
i laugh too loud. too often.
i share too much. too soon.
i want you here. then i don’t.
i want to fall in love with you while crossing the street.
during the midnight movie.
when i stumble on uneven pavement.
weaving in and out of tourists in a hurry and bumping against you.
i want to fall in love with you as i stare at the tall tall buildings and fall in love with this city.