A man hung upside down (an idiot friendAnd yet, to Lux, the painted, mistaken message is a message of love.
holding his legs?) with spray paint
to write the words on a girder fifty feet above
Love is like this at the bone, we hope, love
is like this, Sweatheart, all sore and dumb
and dangerous, ignited, blessed
The stupid things we do for love. Hanging above the highway spraypainting our love poem. They may be all the more cherished for the bravery that stupidity sometimes requires. Perhaps, the sweat of one heart is what made the act all the sweeter. Maybe it is just poor spelling. Maybe the intended never saw the message. Or laughed at it and did not laugh with him.
Write a poem about how stupid we can be when we are in love. Stupid love.
Submissions for this August prompt are due by September 2.