when i was a child i did not name things i loved
'this is my favorite marble'
would always lead to somebody asking for it in a game of keeps
when i was a teenager i did not name boys i loved
because then my best friend would want them
and she always got what she wanted
when i was a woman i shouted my love from the rooftops
and felt foolish when it went away
now that i'm older i no longer have to name it
it's love all the same
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.