“How do you love?” she wondered.

Do skipped heartbeats feel different?
in a bust size of 36 C
versus the girl that lives down the street
the one you snicker at—
‘Gimme some flattened meat,’ you tease
Do skinny arms in spaghetti straps
hug tighter
than veiled arms dressed in black?
do red lips better idealize?
do parched lips not light up your eyes?
is a love blackened by trial and error?
not red enough for you to mirror?
for love you see, thrives
when you give love back,
it multiplies.