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Valentine

after Sir Andrew Motion
(Andrew Motion on how to write a love poem)

1.
Totally took the toolbox to the task, tib.
Ransacked it;
rhetoric repurposed, to the red rhythm of your rib.

2.
I love you.
You're beautiful.

3.
More than that,
you're flawless! Perfect! What?
Sorry, right. You're right, that's ridiculous.
No but seriously... what?
Why are you laughing?

4.
When I open my mouth to speak
and I know you can hear me,<