Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Be gentle, not explicit
show me, do not tell me
draw hearts and memes for me
do not just tell me 愛してます

Use symbols, metaphors
imagination, not knowledge
poetry rather than prose

Not because I will be scared
but indirect is sweeter, gentler
just like your words

(47 words & kana)




Image by Lars Nissen from Pixabay

His scars were burning tonight
the big one on his
right thigh was on fire
it only happened when
he forgot to breath
and thoughts consumed him

When light filled his heart
his scars felt cool
like a gentle moist breeze
was breathing over them
from the breath of 𝘩𝘦𝘳