I love you so much more than you may think
But through all the hilarious clamour
of other huge people with their huge mouths and huge eyes wide
Huge hands flapping
Huge heads bearing down on you
Through all the rotten noise of everyone else always telling you
how high, how deep, how impossibly wide and stupid their love for you
I am afraid you will not hear me.
My voice will not go that loud
Because it isn’t coming through the loudspeaker of emotion
The microphone of hyperbole
the megaphone of urgency
I will love you quietly, with actions, instead.
I will shower you with a thousand tiny kindnesses, like a snow of daisies.
My darling, the world is loud and false
and, because I love you, I will not be.
I promise I will not shout at you
But I will listen
and smile subtly with you