Wilder Love by April Ulinski
by Mark Chmiel
Started rereading The Book of Mev last night. Partially because I needed her reminder that being academic does not mean being disengaged from the world
and from the people behind all those ideas.
Also because I wanted to be near Mev
Though I have never known her.
Thank you for sharing her,
And thank you for sharing you
And the love between the two of you
love draws new dimensions of us love comes to surprise us
Out of our small safe place
Into the wild home we didn’t even think to ask for.
Maybe love is wilder when it is not just for us
But the community too
And loss is love’s coda.
“Do this in remembrance of me”