PHILOSOPHY OF HAPPINESS

 

 A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATION BY MARTIN JANELLO

to love her enough

and want to be with her

i have to be me always

separate from her

 

 

 

riding its waves

until we let go

this strangest of oceans

more us than we know

 

 

 

though their friends warned them

of differences

they fit together

like plus and minus

 

 

 

your love has let me again be strong

when you met me i was almost gone

fighting the rotten things people do

 

 

 

grey morning clouds

muddled cotton sheets

we are still soaked

by last night's torrent

 

 

 

she wants wild gales

of warm wind and rain

run lie and whirl with them untame

without any care and free of shame

she’s overjoyed he feels the same

 

 

 

she came with love

wide as the horizon

and deep as the sky

focused on his heart

 

 

 

thought i woke up

and not with you

only a nightmare

not yet come true

 

 

 

she keeps wanting

a sapphire ring

but it would pale

against her eyes

 

 

 

no more suffering

cold autumn sundays

pacing the park

like a mobile scarecrow

 

 

 

i want to save you

like a perfect bowl of ice cream

but then pretend you’d quickly melt

 

 

 

that the love we have for each other

will not outlast us is no bother

because it’s not meant for anyone else

still it makes us feel we’d rather

see an end to humankind’s hells

 

 

 

riding out beyond the moat

ready to lay down his life

covering like a cavalier's coat

for her and their unborn

to walk through the strife

 

 

 

she never noticed

her eyes had this color

until he described their beauty

 

 

 

the beach changes colors

for lovers walking

brushing them softly

with evening mist

 

 

 

our embrace

frees time and space

and their implications

from our minds

 

 

 

the way we move

sense and touch each other

makes words seem like

ruptures in conversation

 

 

 

gushing ideas of who we are

spring from the fountain of here

sharing our flow of consciousness

until we both shed a tear

 

 

 

when loving someone

is something you have to

not because love

you receive in return

 

 

 

let us dream of

dank autumn weekends

and what we will do

after candles are lit

 

 

 

my only regret

i met you not earlier

experience instead

i'd gladly give

 

 

 

the world with her

had a different light

glowing warm from within

 

 

 

one partial complaint

in his loving bliss

she makes more of everything

than it is

 

 

 

strange

what she asked him

to do to her

was exactly

what he had in mind

 

 

 

his impact frightened her

she did not know

how she could live without him

 

 

 

you calm me

to weather any storm

because i am sheltered

in your love

 

 

 

they are each other's mirrors

reflections of nothing beyond

this might appear like perfect love

but will their light tire

from traveling between them

 

 

 

leaving much to be desired

the secret to my loving you

 

 

 

whoever i am you are the other

we're melting each other's mold

 

 

 

she is a reel

with my every nerve attached

 

 

 

the way she wears her long silken hair

dream catcher for many admiring her

my folded night veil that will not tear

 

 

 

loving you

is giving me showers

hot and cold

 

 

 

in this simple one-room house

with one light bulb

over a wooden table

two chairs and our bed

i find a warm home

saving me from bitter naught

 

 

 

that riff you do with your hair

when i'm watching

is making me want to stay

 

 

 

cold mornings are my favorite threat

i overcome with you in bed

 

 

 

you say you don't want flowers

but i dream of them surrounding you

 

 

 

when missing us

is the worst emotion

 

 

 

loving a woman

one must respect

the girl that is part of her

 

 

 

i had long forgotten

how genial life could be

when she opened judgment

and loving arms to me

 

 

 

don't let me say

how much i love you

our time might end

with it left unshown

 

 

 

how can this woman be so strange

and yet be so familiar

maybe i'm used to the idea

i’ll be exploring her forever

 

 

 

i am wild

don't let clowns on my back

lions yield when i lower my head

she has tamed me but i am no pet

we're wild together since we met

 

 

 

as long as there's you

in this world for me

i'm not giving up on it

 

 

 

my soul and body

and yours in return

belong to each other

thus we won't yearn

 

 

 

make with me jam

from this bed of roses

kiss me so we chafe

the sides of our noses

love me until we fall apart

 

 

 

listen to music my fingers make

when you're not here

to let them play you

 

 

 

we know nothing about each other

save all our senses' burning passions

don't let this mystery painfully hover

and leave at rest past cold dead ashes

 

 

 

she says i'm beautiful for you

suspending everyone enchanted

but i only know really what it means

 

 

 

she is unconsciously lovely

i'm always aware of that

 

 

 

the ways we fit so perfectly together

although we were made entirely apart

 

 

 

you being you in my presence

unaware of what you give

 

 

 

once in a while

pretend not to know her

contend for her love

like you did the first time

 

 

 

streaks of sunrise

closed shutters let through

prove to the eyes

my dreams have come true

 

 

 

if you ask me

what matters true

just after being

it's being with you

 

 

 

pull gray sky down

enshrouding us

to hide or find

in its matting stillness

 

 

 

how she flung her arms

and flew into mine

i wish i could come back forever

 

 

 

he takes her out

of all she had

lived or hoped for

ecstasy now

is her standard of living

 

 

 

volumes of truth

expressed by our eyes

every time

it comes to goodbyes

 

 

 

you never lose a love

whose tears

have joined with yours

 

 

 

love's frictions

grinding them raw

still they won't quit

holding out

for worthwhile soothing

 

 

 

you make me wish

for winter storms

so we build a fire

with each other

 

 

 

the purpose of love

is not to be one

but staying two

engaged in a dance

 

 

 

out of paths

to move even closer

they took distance

and new approaches

 

 

 

they fell in love

between universes

welding transitions

with heat from their union

 

 

 

don't you know

after all this time

that love you give

increases thine

 

 

 

you never frown at or doubt me

nor are embarrassed by what i am

you claim it’s because you love me

but loving yourself is how it began

 

 

 

why did we recognize each other

not having known of us before

why did our bodies and souls entwine

why do i have you and want you more

 

 

 

what will you do

when the rush is over

he says with her

it never will

 

 

 

loving you

i feel time fast-forwards

and yet again strangely

also stands still

 

 

 

deepest desert

sands grow paler

full moon gold

star sprinkled night

two folding chairs

silver bullet trailer

pink flamingo guards

you say alright

 

 

 

you just think

the bee said

i care for you

because i'm attentive

collecting your honey

that’s what love is

the flower responded

 

 

 

You make telling me unnecessary.

 

 

 

i did not know what tenderness was

until i let you touch my heart

 

 

 

hold on to me

safe in the vessel of our love

throughout the rapids of life

 

 

 

love returned without camouflage

to dance by the skins

of her body and soul

 

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