with any luck

with any luck,

love will come dripping through your curtains like first light in autumn

crisp and pure as an apple.

love will seek out your thighs like a little dog looking for the perfect place to dream,

will stick to your fingers like summer’s first s’more,

will hand you a quarter for the neighborhood children’s lemonade stand.

with any luck,

love will glue your favorite shoes back together

so you can walk a little braver down the road,

will plait your hair with flowers and ribbons and essential oils

just to tell you how nice you look when you wake up

without a touch of makeup.

with any luck,

love will climb your gutter like an urchin

to woo you at your open window

and carve your name into a tree somewhere down by the river.

with any luck,

love will invite you to the threshold of yourself

and invite you

to step on over towards your hearth

and warm your fingers on

the bright flame of yourself,

raw and elemental,

giving and taking,

possessor of nothing but

ruler of the kingdom

with any luck,

love will surprise you like that.

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Published by Hannah

Just yer average girl next door.

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