Valentine’s Day 2022

We don’t talk about love in mixed company,
don’t proclaim it like pop songs, don’t
heft it high for parades.
We don’t need to speak about it, as
one does not often need to discuss the
facts of breath,
or focus on the movements of walking.
some things are simply natural and
some things are examined and
aligned with expectations,
some things are to be celebrated
frequently, quietly,
in the holiness of privacy,
in hearts and homes.