(Andrew Motion on how to write a love poem)
Totally took the toolbox to the task, tib.
rhetoric repurposed, to the red rhythm of your rib.
I love you.
More than that,
you're flawless! Perfect! What?
Sorry, right. You're right, that's ridiculous.
No but seriously... what?
Why are you laughing?
When I open my mouth to speak
and I know you can hear me,<