a true love is one that
expects no reciprocation
a love for its own sake
unconditional and pure
a true love is one whose
utterance demands courage
for a rejection realised
brings on endless sadness
a true love is one that
permits no cowardice
lest its sincerity be
tarnished misguidedly
a true love is one whose
expression obliges effort
for the real face of love
cannot be seen in dreams

This is a poem I wrote for Glenn, and originally posted to an online diary. Glenn liked it enough to have asked me to put it on my web site, so here it is.