I am a poet who has both been published and self published. All work on this blog is all copyright Alex Ness. While I make very little money from my work I am technically a professional. Measuring by the hours I've written I am professional. My goal is to share my work with as many people that can read it, as far as the internet may reach with it. I hope if you are moved you will share this blog with others, and perhaps buy my books.

Whatever the result, thank you for viewing this blog. I cannot express how greatly I appreciate the many people, from many places upon the earth, who have visited.

I bid you peace.

Je ne regrette pas la douleur, car il m'a fait plus forte

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Friday, November 4, 2016

I love

I love
Because I am human
And have a space waiting
To be filled by another
Who will lift me up
Above the ruins
Of our worst devastation
We perform upon our own
I love
Am lifted above
The primal needs
By being filled
To full
By another's cup
I love
Because I am loved
I hope
Because there is hope
I am free
Because I have been redeemed
By the redemptive joy
Of loving without guile
That comes with pain
And grieving
I love
Because I was made
To know the depths
Of eternity
And I love you
Because from the first
I saw forever
In your eyes
And am unable
To hide my soul
To avert your viewing
By thought I've memorized
Every contour 
Of your gaze
So alluring
And I love
Because of you
And my heart is nude
Wearing no disquise
No masquerade
For you alone
We are a pas de deux
And I am satisfied