This is the freebie for today's Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by the "Love is..." comics for 2-3-14 and 2-4-14, prompted by my_partner_doug, and yes, this is a true story. It also fills the "love letters" square in my 1-31-14 card for the Origfic Bingo fest.
When we first fell in love,
you sent me cards
and brought me chocolates,
and that was sweet.
Then when I spent a year
in various stages of move,
you sent me a love letter every day
just to let me know you were there for me
even though we couldn't be in same place.
This is how I knew that you loved me
not with the brief spark of paper hearts
but with the slow burn of oak.
Love isn't meant to be
a flash in the night,
but a hearth to warm your hands
for always and forever.
How do I love thee?
Let me count the days.