Love letter … 0 Nothing lasts. Not these walls. Not these things that fill my house. Not these victories that I think I’ve won. Even the wonder of spring. Even the stars. Maybe even time itself. Only my love for you. Everything breaks; most notably my heart – which seems at any moment ready to…

Love letter # 61 When I saw you last night … God, I was breathless. I tried to hide it but I was trembling. Not in a bad way but with a kind of gentle, almost tidal wonder. And when you let me hold you, it felt like light in my veins. When I walked…

Love letter # 52 So this is where I find myself – hoping you won’t be there. It’s not that I don’t want to see you it’s just that I can’t bear it. I can’t sit politely, pretending you’re just anybody. My heart will not make do with scraps. And you’re so awkward these days,…

Love letter # 83 If I have called your name out a hundred times it was simply to bring you near, to conjure you out of sound, to have you here once more. If I have imagined you at odd hours it was only to let this walled up love run, to spend this beauty…

Love letter # 75 This won’t be much of a love letter because my words are fast turning to sound. Just as the smallness of sky becomes the vastness of space, so too this light inside me – so too this beauty you made. Now it will not be contained in a sentence. Now it…

Love letter # 68 We are not here forever. We are like the rush that is over as soon as it starts. It may even be that we vanish without trace, our passing unnoticed, our glories unremembered. Yet what little I am given I will gladly share with you. All these kingdoms we have wrenched…

Love letter # 431 Because the embers remind me of a fire. Because the rain was a river you swam in. Because the wind has brushed your hair. Because …

Love letter # 44 Away from all the fuss and noise, all the vanity and bluster there is a simple, inescapable truth. I wish I’d known it sooner. I put ego ahead of love. I let ‘me, me, me’ posture and preen. I mouthed the selfish mantras of the age – until my greed was…

Love letter # 30 It’s easy to feel alone in the world; it’s almost the default position. But once in a while someone gets it. Not just in their head but in their blood – as though you shared a solitary heart. The beats mixed perfect. It’s rare; but it happened all the time with…

Love letter # 105 Slowly, day by day, the conditions of my surrender became apparent. Whenever you were close by, all the doors flew open. Light coursed in – brilliant, shining river. And your eyes – they set wonderful fires. And your hips – they were a sleeper hit. I guess that makes it pretty…