Loving Him Epiphany

Jesse Saldivar

He said,

     I feel so loved
     around you

So that must mean I love him. 
How true,
that must be

if even I cannot see
our course we run –

inches make the love-journey!
In this country culture we endure
the othering of love –

The tongue that tastes true-love
discerns the gaslight

I shout theater! I shout
love is out there.

Jesse Saldivar is an undergraduate writer studying at the University of California, Davis. They have one poem published in issue five of Oakland Review and one short story published in Open Ceilings. They love writing with concern for space, history, love, and queerness.