by Hyacinth Blue
Nobody told me how to navigate this kind of love.
We will be explorers, pioneers in a wild frontier
We can stake our claim—
everything new and nervous and blushing
Something out of the books I’ve read.
How could it be any different when it’s love?
Only—we wouldn’t be exchanging rings in front of an altar
But solemn vows we would whisper to each other,
within the walls of our paradise.