Love Poem

posted Nov 6, 2007

In Persian, there are 89 words for love.
I would be happy just to remember one.
Keeps me up at night, memorizing
your name.

Nicole Walker’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Bellingham Review, Fence, Seneca Review, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, and crazyhorse, among other journals. A recent NEA grant recipient, she teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.