Love Everlasting

By: Annie Barry

Love everlasting
Love is only lasting
When you put yourself last
Kinder a love within lantern light flames and
Let the wax drip to seal the cracks of your previously broken heart
Redeem your wrinkled hands and
Baptize yourself in the dead flower water you’ve yet to throw out
Find yourself within the pages of the books you never read
And learn how to stand by examining their spines
Books never slouch
Nor change the story
But they do exhibit plot twists
And characters do dynamically change
Yet some will be as static as always
No matter how much you wish they would change
Take notes from your notebook

And you’ll learn how to live