ways of lovemaking

there could be as many ways to make love
as there are ideas

when the way is made clear
love can pour unceasingly
like water flowing downhill
seeping freely into the small hidden places
and soaking deeply into the ground

the physical body is one way
everyone knows about that
about tongues and lips
and the things people do
in bedrooms and cars, on kitchen tables
sometimes that is lovemaking

but what about a gaze
the timbre of a voice
the scent of skin
a moment of focused attention
words, kindnesses
faithfulness, unfailing loyalty
and hard sacrifice
up against desire and freedom

can we say we’re making love?

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