Spell Check

You don't need spell check

to know Love's

a four-letter word


linguists can't argue

lovers might

the metaphor's tame


but nowhere near tamed

no science

just subtle aspects


of configured stars


of latent forces


neither is the blunt


word synonymous


Love's neither shorthand

nor icon

nor tailored to fit


tethered and tagged, you

can't save Love,

upload it to Cloud


it plucks the moment's

ripe apple

and plants next year's crop


prodigal spirit,

for some that

goes without saying


others sustain the


with coin of far realms

Image courtesy of Anna Mason Art


poem from Mysteries of Light (forthcoming collection)