Do not love me like a cool summer’s day.
Love me like a sunburn,
the sting made worthwhile
by the memories of too much liquor and
the pond behind our tiny country abode.
Do not love me like a soft ocean breeze.
Love me like a hurricane,
Chaos interrupted by brief moments of peace,
Before the torrents of wind and rain danced enough
For mountains to erode.
Do not love me like the gentle rumble of the earth.
Love me like an earthquake, morals and beliefs shaken
Like the dirt beneath our feet.
Laughing together as our planet crumbles
Do not love me like a dormant mountain peak.
Love me like a volcano, our passions erupting like fire,
An all consuming pyre that burns
until all we can feel is
the heat of each other’s touch.
Do not love me like a wave lapping at the shore.
Love me like a tsunami,
the freezing water cleansing us of hesitation,
washed away by high tide,
high time we live in the now and love without fear.
Do not love me like a drizzling rain.
Love me like a typhoon, pelting hail
Like the regrets we forget to have,
Left behind in the hands of those we wouldn’t let hold us down,
The thunder and lightning all we could hear.
Do not love me like an autumn wind.
Love me like a tornado, hearts thrown about with
cars and tree branches, clinging to each other
Against the harsh reality of jealousy and heartbreak,
Strapped tight in our trust fueled safety vests.
Do not love me like a biting winter’s morning.
Love me like a snow storm, cold seeping into our bones,
Petty arguments like sleet attacking our souls,
even as you build us a fire to melt away the
frost settled inside our chests.
Do not love me as I appear on the outside.
Love me as Britain loves the sun,
although it hides behind the clouds,
Still they cry “Good Day!” in its direction,
determined to see its light no matter how
cold the day may be.
Do not love me as the weatherman predicts.
Love me through heartbreak,
Thunderstorms, monsoons and sunshine.
Love me even as they cry against the moon’s light,
Love me even as the day dies,
Love me even as Mother Nature screams at our defiance,
As this drama filled ecosystem tries to tear us apart.