for lauren (lou) on halloween.

Don't expect a lot of love poems.
After years desperately writing them,
I've realized- I'm terrible at love poems.
Any good work I've done
Has sprung
From pain.
What a miserable way to be.
But wanting to write
Produces forced work.
When I need to write
Is when I'm worth
My words.
So don't expect too many love poems.
But wait around, coz I promise that
I'm worth my wait in pain.