like fingers love keys,
like cars love roads.
I love you like mountains love clouds,
like cats love lasers,
like the rough nib of a pen loves the words that flow from it,
words it will never understand.
I love you like electricity loves wires,
especially the curly tungsten wires
in light bulbs.
I love you like hatred loves enemies,
like light loves dark,
like fear loves surprises.
I love you like a dog loves the sound
of the garage door,
like pizza loves cheeze,
like old stately homes love vines.
I love you like a rose loves the dew
that settles briefly on its petals,
like doors love exit signs,
like fridges love magnets.
I love you like death loves cancer,
like the ocean sometimes loves ships
like the moon loves the earth.
I love you like the internet loves porn,
like the large hadron collider loves neutrons,
like peanut m&ms love peanuts.
I love you like light loves black holes,
like the big bang loves space,
like Schrödinger’s cat needs the litter tray
I love you like honey loves bears,
like the wind loves flags,
like contact lenses love eyeballs.
I love you like waves love beaches,
even before the beach forms
and even after the beach breaks it.
I love you like hummingbirds love stillness,
like sunlight loves dust,
like earthquakes love buildings.
I love you in all these ways,
but most of all
I love you like shoes love feet.