Love and War

by Annabelle A., 16

You were months
Of once in a 
Lifetime 
Love 

The war 
Around me 
Can only end
With love
That understands
What it’s fighting for
If you’d let me 
Love you
All night long

I don’t know
What else you want 
From me, 
Though
I’m all of the
Cosmos
In one pair
Of eyes
A million stars
Wrapped in a warm
Soul 
I’ll tell you again 
That 
Love was never easy
It’s supposed to make things
Messy
Love asks us to ruin
Ourselves
And we do it

Red Bank, New Jersey