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This poem is taken from PN Review 226, Volume 42 Number 2, November - December 2015.

Some Kind of Love Poem (and other poems) M.G. Stephens
Some Kind of Love Poem

From this position, love appears, or from
That angle, there it is, though completely
Unexpected, even a surprise, and
Maybe not even welcome, after all,
There are so many other things to do,
Like going to the gym or making lists
Of things to do, love not being one of
Those items listed, and yet love is there,
Unexpectedly or not, love wants you
To know that it is all that you need or
Ever wanted, even when you ask it:
Is that all that love is? And the answer,
Of course, is, yes, that is all that love is,
That is all love will ever be, and more.

Love Is What We Need

What someone might call expediency,
We call by other names, words in the night
Whispered across tangled sheets, sweat, and
Sleep, wound around each other like ribbons

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