ArtLove (for Ramón)

Friends and lovers

Are not distinct

One naturally bleeds

Into the other

Just like watercolors

Creating a hazy

Squinting image which

Requires its study

To understand meaning

Sometimes my friends

Become my lovers

For love like

Pastels blend and

Create a beautiful

Ghostly image like

A ship far

Out to sea

Or heavy woods

At the cusp

Of pastoral prairies

I love lovers

I cherish friends

Combined they make

Wonderfully beautiful art