Love is Missing

Love is Missing
Form: Free Verse

you see my lack of desire
as a sign love is missing
but you are wrong
I feel love
I just don’t desire sex
I don’t see sexy
I see beautiful
curvaceous or slender
it is the beauty within I see
the sparkle in the eye
joy in laughter
pleasure of souls in union
I see your beauty in the galaxies in your eyes
and stardust in your smile
the eighth wonder of my world
the spectacular sunset on a mountain
and when I say you are beautiful
all that is what I mean
the sensual ambiance of a night out
without the threatening pressure
of what comes after
of feeling used like a breathing toy
of beauty fading as you take pleasure
in my degradation
and love is dead