a love like this

a love like this

A Poem by Madeline Capo


I want a love that defies logic

one that is unexplainable

one similar to magic


I want a love that doesn't define itself

in circumstance, but in foolproof truth


The mountains quake and the earth shakes,

but this love does not move








My legs buckle and I fall because

my body is covered in sprinklings

of goosebumps


And I am speechless


And I am whole

because of this love


This love has never considered me an option,

always a priority


And it doesn't make sense,

but doesn't ask questions


It just is.


Some people don’t understand what I mean

Because they believe

In the somebody-told-me-God they met long ago

In a Southern Baptist church

Or roadside protest

Mouths spreading hate, lies, and division


But as deep as the ocean depths go,

I want you to know that this is not my God

My God doesn’t believe in what those people preach


His love…

Acceptance flowing, free as water


It’s something that knows my

inner workings (mind, body, soul)-

ears, eyes, mouth, nose, eyelashes, freckles

and counts them not "pretty," but "perfect”


A whole world is saved because of

a love like this


It was not made by an explosion or collision or bang or coincidence


Rather a hand which intricately wove together

an intricate world and decided dust wasn’t meant just for the ground


My body is at peace while my hand shakes

as I write because I realize I was also made by

this love


A love that asks nothing yet








You too, are free because of this love


And I say everyday, "oh I want a love like this."

But suddenly my body is at peace and my hand shakes as I write because I realize I already have it

And I have had it all


© 2018 Madeline Capo

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Madeline Capo
Madeline Capo

Barcelona , Catalonia , Spain


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