light (s)miles

I’m sorry,
but I can’t be sorry
about this:

every time I look at you
my entire body tries to smile
until the feeling bubbles right out
of my eyes and mouth uncontrollably
like I’m drowning in happiness
and I laugh for no reason
except that my veins are
too full of bees not to, my blood
has been replaced with champagne,
being around you in the flesh feels
like my finger in a light socket,
as if all my molecules are shivering
gladly, passionately shocked awake
by this lightning storm of pure raw energy.

please note: it’s not just you.
it’s also the way the light bends for you –
as if I can see all the tiny little atoms
and their electrons spinning around their neutrons,
and the force keeping them
in that constant whirling motion is love;
as if they are building a subatomic golden shield
of purest beneficence around you
that no negative ions can penetrate –
as if it loves you every little bit
(every jot and tittle, every microscopic cell
and quark and mysterious particle)
as much as I do.

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R. Brookes McKenzie

what fresh hell is this

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