Giving Love

I’m offering this poem to you since I have nothing to give
you. Take care of it like a child when it’s winter.
Hug it to keep cozy when cold starts to rise.
It keeps you

I love you

I have nothing else to give you but
a pot full of soup. It will keep your stomach heated.
It is earmuffs to wear on your neck, wear on your ears, wear
over your forehead to tie around your chin.

I love you

Keep it treasured. It’s like family, not like an orphan,
lost in the world with no direction. In the
corner of your window, wind is knocking. I’ll be wide
open. I will keep you toasty with a warm blanket. Warm

I love you

From the 826CHI Student Publication: The Light You Need

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