Listen to a reading of “Love Like There’s No Yesterday”:

Love like there’s no yesterday
like you’re the first to ever love
like it’s fresh and for the first time
because it is fresh and for the first time
and the illusion otherwise is just a trick of human perception

Love like a hermit crab that said fuck it
and cast aside its shell forever

Love like a three year-old rides a tricycle

Love like the nukes just started flying

Love like two middle aged bloggers
making out in the rain while Australia floods

Love like cobwebs and calliopes

Love like a geyser of starlings
pouring from your chest cave

Love like God just cracked you open
and gazed at all the parts of you you’re most ashamed of
the things you feel most guilty about
and chuckled sweetly
at how you think any of that matters
in this roaring ocean of infinity

Love like an intimate ultrasound
of the world that’s waiting to be born

Love like everyone’s watching
and you’re a slutty little attention whore

Love like peacock angels in screaming orgasm

Love like you deserve to love
and be loved
because you do
because you do
I swear to you on my accordion heart
and my warzone womb
and my eyes that are brimming with my grandmother’s tears
you deserve to love and be loved
you do
you do
and it is safe
and it is right
and it is good

Love like tender holiness kisses

Love like swampwater messiahs

Love like watching My Dinner with Andre for the very first time
home alone with the lights out
and a box of tissues
and a mind full of wonder

Love like eating an orange while listening to crickets

Love like a heartfelt impromptu pop song serenade
from an adoring lover
who cannot sing

Love like a mother noticing that her prattling child
will never be that age again

Love like you are a very young primate
in a very old universe you do not understand
and your accomplishments mean nothing
because everything’s so big
so all that matters is love
and loving

Love like a scarecrow saint

Love like a balrog buddha

Love like babies eating ice cream

Love big

Love hard

Empty the tank

Leave it all in the ring

There’s nothing to save it for anyway




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26 responses to “Love Like There’s No Yesterday”

  1. I adore this, and I adore Caitlin May I add: Share it, spread it, and it will grow, (as long as there are breathing beings.)

  2. Caitlin’s poems make me want to reply with poetry:
    And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
    This he said to me:
    “The greatest thing
    you’ll ever learn
    Is just to love
    and be loved in return”
    Nature Boy:

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  5. I’m glad she acknowledged the monstrous premise of this otherwise good comedy. A couple breaks up, so they decide to divide up their infant twins — so each girl will never see the other parent, her sister, or any of her other relatives again? Or even know she has a sister? Just as in the original version of this movie, the real villains a re clearly both parents…………….

  6. Love like you are love and there is nothing else.

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  8. “There’s nothing to save it for anyway”
    Scott Ritter gives Aaron Maté an idea of what Armageddon would look like:

    1. Then again, Armageddon wouldn’t stop the journey.

  9. It’s not too late. We can still collectivize.

  10. He kept some letters by his bed, dated nineteen-sixty-two. He had underlined in red, every single ‘I love you.’ I went to see him just today; Oh, but I didn’t see no tears. All dressed up to go away; I hadn’t seen him smile in years. He stopped loving her today; They placed a wreath upon his door. And soon they’ll carry him away; He stopped loving her today. (Excerpt: George Jones—He stopped Loving Her Today.)

  11. ‘There’s nothing to save it for anyway’— A nightingale won’t stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.

  12. ‘And a mind full of wonder’—- It is rumored that in the future you will have nothing and be happy; but relentlessly refuse to give this up.

  13. Gloria, Gloria… we’re talking about love here, not about trying to screw people with nonsense a six-year-old wouldn’t believe… Think of that… In love we trust is the general idea, not “sticky online interest” that makes you need to wash your online hands afterwards… :o)

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  14. When love beckons to you, follow him,

    Though his ways are hard and steep.

    And when his wings enfold you yield to him,

    Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

    And when he speaks to you believe in him,

    Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

    For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.

    Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.

    Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,

    So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

    Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.

    He threshes you to make you naked.

    He sifts you to free you from your husks.

    He grinds you to whiteness.

    He kneads you until you are pliant;

    And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread

    For God’s sacred feast.

    Khalil Gibran – The Prophet

  15. Know, accept and be love incarnate for nothing else exists ❤️!

  16. Morgan Escherly Avatar
    Morgan Escherly

    Love like there’s no tomorrow

    Love like every cell in your body
    needs it, wants it, craves it,
    and you have it to give.

    Love from the lower register,
    the upper register
    and everything in between

    Love like a fool,
    like a child,
    like a bull in heat.

    Love like leaves falling
    in the wind.

    Love completely,
    love like gravity,
    like sunshine,
    like electricity!

  17. Ditto what Elizabeth said. Thank you Caitlin.

  18. Wow! Exactly what I needed this morning! You are a gift to this suicidal planet. Thank you.

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