1. How to Love

From the recording Songs of Understanding (2020)


When you say you love me
Are you speaking from a place
Of needing me to love you
A shield to all the space

When you leave in silence
All the lines you drew to fray
Do you think that our connection
is cause of your dismay

Love cannot be mine alone
It’s not a word I have
Love is an expansion
past thoughts of good or bad
For you are not a separate thing
I keep all to myself
To be a prized possession that
I keep upon a shelf

And so I’ll always love you
My heart full to the brim
with love that leaves a smile
And questions you to stay a while
and find your home within