i’m going to love you in all your messiness

release you from my “you didn’t turn out to be who you were supposed to be for me-ness”

i’m going to love you in my frustration

of watching you throw gasoline on your own life
and then cuss the line of fire

i’m going to love you in the face of watching your angst
and the impact of your bewildering choices

i’m going to love you for all the rest that you are too

your admirable indifference to establishment

your unique and brilliant mind

your tenderness and poetic heart

and the way you always try to be a hero

a champion to the underdog and teacher of all things

i’m just going to love you

for the rest of my life

Art Courtesy of Jim Blake