untitled (‘If I may have your love’)

If I may have your love
I will treasure it not
as a jewel, not
as a keepsake,
but as a favourite book, kept
on the table, taken
on the train. I might bend
its spine. I’ll try
not to break it but I can’t
promise. If some pages loosen
I’ll tape them back in…
treasure it even more…
its unique history. Sometimes
I’ll hug it and cry.
If I may have your love
I will read it
every day.

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