top of page

Dissonance Magazine, Spring 2021 (Poetry)

What Love Should Never

Love should never come to endless negotiation,

making beautiful arrangements of practicalities

as if they were flowers in an ugly vase;

Or discussing the practicality of arrangements

like love was approaching the end of its life

and we needed to choose its casket.  


Love should never end in a brewing swill of sorrow

drowning the history of tears with its contents

as if the melancholy had no end;

Or emptying the container of joy to the ground

like the elixir were suddenly so bitter

a single sip would poison.

bottom of page