Love poem for Galileo for August SLAM Round 1
|My childhood was full of our romance,
You made the night a party frock,
glittering and midnight blue,
the firmament a playground.
My fledgling passion sparked by your ingenuity,
I whispered my discoveries in your ear,
excited with the infinity of it all.
You kissed my hand and sent me for more,
knowing my rapture would mature,
as I would,
with the steady pendulum swing.
As I became a woman
you took me in your arms,
arms that somehow held the sky.
I needed you to consume me-
for your ways to become mine,
to think, not simply of you,
but like you
undaunted by sardonic inquisition.
We matched our love
to the wilderness we explored,
Even still I exalt in your
I remain your satellite,
revolve around your timeless truths.
You caress me with your legacy-
and leave me starry-eyed.