drusy “love without direction is a cheap blanket”



You expect love to be real

solid, an armful of forever,

to keep you warm in the thin

blood years but by the time 

you learn the other’s definition of love

is totally different from your own, 

you find you are bankrupt, nothing 

is left, nothing solid 

to put you arms around,

and, no matter how you fold it

when you try to put it away,

it won’t fit back on the shelf.



Title quote from “Such Simple Love” from The Movie at the End of the World: Collected Poems, by Thomas McGrath