Fuck Love

leave Love to the pop stars and the pre-teens,

to the queer and the lady-like.

Love is common.

Love is standard.

it’s swimming at the bottom of every shot glass

and loitering at the end of every phone call.

Love is cliché.

Love is passé.

it’s said about television shows

and carpet patterns.

so please don’t bother me with Love,

rather all I’m asking is

that you make me