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Ideal Love



Omit the narrative
and give me the ardor.
Never make the easy harder.
Believe in nothing but yourself and me.
Maybe you and me.
Let's walk, laughing,
toward the sunset (yes, that)
while marveling at the effusion of color
that our eyes proclaim it contains.
Look at me, and find me
looking at you the way you're looking at me.
Indulge in your dream of love, love,
and know that it's as real as anything else.
Not quite as real as nothing.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.