I love you not enough.

I love you not enough.

I love you not enough, yet
As it seems
I love you not enough
For my blood is still in my veins
And
Although still flows into my heart for you
It isn’t spilt, it isn’t shed
No way
But
Day in and day out
Brings the warmth of your lips
Down to my core, deep
Up to my face, up
Like a periodic torment of unbearable pain
Pain and pleasure

I love you not enough, dear
As it seems
Not enough
For my breath still makes me pump
Full of oxygen and empty air
Not of you, not of love
But of life
Life!
Such a burden that one is
Such a waste of precious breath
Such a lost cause
But love
Ah, just love!
The cause that flowers whither and die
Like the gentle rustle of ephemeral leaves

I love you not enough, no
As it seems
I love you not enough
For my sight is full of sky
Of birds, clouds
The sun
The moon
Not of the shape of you
The shape my life is shaped from
The sweet reflection of your beautiful smile
Light!
What is the use for it
If not for guiding my way
Through the universe your eyes enclose
Towards truth and rapture

I love you not enough, yes
As it seems
I love you more than enough,
My sacred awe and wonder!

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