Drape your love like a scarf over one’s throat
Cover the delicate skin, let it loose freely.
Wear it like a necklace, holding precious gems
Close to your chest, near to your heart.
Let love unfold on you like a beloved shirt
Sliding down and sitting comfortably.
Let love be your favorite sandals,
Leather gliding onto your feet.
Be clothed in love, and clad in understanding.
For without love, we are naked
In our own despair and hate.
© 2017 Valerie Hathaway