Disinhibited Love

I think of you,
and in the thinking my heart calls your name
and if you are near, I reach for you;
when you are far away the longing is greater,
and becomes words.
Love letters once penned in ink
on lined paper
in spiral notebooks or
binders
are faster now
easier now
more immediate now
and my heart pours directly onto the digital page
unfiltered
unreserved
unaged
uncensored
until a simple ‘I love you’ becomes somehow fantastical
and exotic
and
just perhaps
too much.
It’s just that I was thinking of you…
and my heart called your name,
and in your absence
my love comes tumbling out in words;
I have just enough on hand to say
I love you.

"Baby Love" Scrivener 1992

“Baby Love” Scrivener 1992