I Love You Most On Mondays
by Christopher Anthony Leibow
How I love you,
love you and your 47 shades,
like all the different words for love.
How I love you tangled in the lengthening day,
or raging with life into the void or with your head
hidden under the covers because there is too much night to bear.
I love you and how with heart in hand you dance in circles
just to make the moon laugh, or to make me smile.
And I love you most on Mondays,
but we both know that’s not true
because I love you more on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
then I ever could on a Monday and what about Thursday
or Friday? And no one can even comprehend how much I love you
on the weekend, where I love you in the tangle of our sheets,
sleeping away the day like we were the richest lovers in the world
with a million days to spend doing nothing but love.
Let’s just say for now that I love
mostly in the quiet space between breaths, that space
where I see you as you and you see me as me and where we start
to spin in circles; mad like dervishes, one hand to heaven and the other
pointing to the earth; our bodies bringing heaven and earth
Or let’s just say that I love you
in the quiet
of our sleeping
under a full laughing