Dear second love,
There is so much for me to tell you
So I’m going to tell you in the most intricate poem possible,
The sestina. That’s right, one thing you must
Learn about me is that I am not afraid to display
My knowledge, let alone my accomplishments, on my left sleeve.
And I am pretty much pretentious all over my sleeve
When it comes to anything. That is one thing to understand if I were to love
You. I only drink loose leaf tea. I only buy the shiniest apple in the display.
And my coffee must be French pressed. So if you,
Or any of your friends, are skeptical about anything said, you must
Stop reading. But if not, I think a romance is still possible.
I am the kind of person that believes anything is possible.
Hiking in Europe, will do. Train to Big Sur will add a patch to my sleeve.
I even think that a plane from Portland to Portland is a must.
I think that it would only fit to share some of these experiences with love.
And whether or not that love is perhaps you,
We must wait and see what other things come into display.
For one thing, there is a huge mural right now on my display.
It is, believe it or not anything possible,
Something that might be quite unsettling to you.
It is one of those things that simply takes up my whole sleeve
Like it or not, this mural is my first love.
So if you disapprove, leave me if you must.
However, if you are so enticed, you must
Read on. My first love is my art, of which is on display
Or not. I put my pretentious skills and goals on life towards my first love.
You might get left behind during a late night project update, it’s possible.
At times, your patch may fall below my accomplishments on my sleeve,
But know that I am able to work through it with you, with my art and you.
My art will never leave me to sleep alone at night, and nor should you.
My art will always make me feel good and nourish me. You must,
In regards to my art, do the same. If so, you will be my art on my sleeve.
You will be the one, in a million theatres, on display.
Let me just tell you from experience, that anything is possible,
As long as you vie to be my first love, instead of second love.
The only thing between this love is you.
Anything is possible, but first you must
Display your romance on your sleeve.