What Do You Know About Love?

she looked at me

she looked into me

she put a pause button on the entire universe and she looked right through me

what do you know about love

what do i know about love

i closed my eyes i turned my face away

what do i know about love

what could i possibly say

didn’t you and i just finish making love

didn’t you and i naturally unify our bodies together beautifully

with skin slapping together like a symphony

out of a desire that has existed for years mutually

flirtations have existed opportunistically like

i’m sitting on a bench in a park writing a poem

you are sitting on a blanket reading a book under a tree

you catch me shooting glances at you

and i catch you shooting glances at me

and you catch me shooting smiles at you

and i catch you shooting smiles at me

our eyes meet

you smile i smile

i stand to approach

you gather your things and you quickly walk away

the very next day

i’m chilling in the club with my homies

you come up to me you stand in my space

you look in my eyes you smile at my face you say nothing

and then you quickly walk away

do you have any idea how much i fell in love with you

every single one of those moments

on every single one of those days

and you are asking me this most dangerous question in my bed of all places where you lay

glowing and glistening like a goddess displayed

what do i know about love

well obviously not enough

not nearly enough not nearly enough

in other parts of the world

there are different modes for love

different concepts for love

different constructs for love

different notions for love

and even though the french and italian languages are known as romance languages

in arabic

there are over 100 different words for love

over 100 different words for love

so what do i really know about love

not enough

not nearly enough not nearly enough

the youraba the ibo the myan the anka the cherokee the arawak the blackfoot the hindu

all of those people who memorized their tribal lore

they had thousands of words for love

thousands of words for love

thousands upon thousands upon thousands of words for love

so what do i really know about love

not enough

not nearly enough not nearly enough

in other parts of the world whether it is

north america south america the european or asian or african nations

a little boy

a little boy

he will rise with the sun

he will pick up a gun

he will go out into the world and do what has to be done

so he can make money

so he can buy food

to feed his family because

he loves them

and he has no other options

so what am i supposed to say to him

i get down on my hands and knees and meditate and pray for them

i hope that god and love can come and rescue them

but i’ve never done what he’s done

i never carried no gun

not for love not for money not for any one

so what do i really really really know about love

she looked at me

she looked into me

she put a pause button on the entire universe and she looked right through me

what do you know

about love

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