February 14th is as romantic as mistletoe and midnight on every January 1st
Birthdays and anniversaries
Announcements and births
As romantic as first hellos and billionth time captivated by the same smile
As romantic as letting tears stream while feelings travel as memory to heart to soul to never’s always
As romantic as looking back at carnage and forward to your heaven
As romantic as the courage to believe
February 14th is for lovers
Like every Sunday morning and the smell of first day meals and beverages
The scent of permanence
The one who remade the key you melted down
The one who allowed your sound to become the spell that broke the curse
Of their hurt
As romantic as healing after heartbreak so masterfully your heart doesn’t break
It becomes more powerful than ever
Your offerings bestowed with wisdom and as glorious as when they were sampled
By wolves
Before you were introduced to Impermanence
Before you taught that lesson
Before you were fooled to feel
“Not good enough”
Before you discovered the Forever you were whispering
Wasn’t taking You into consideration
February 14th is romantic to the disenchanted enamored with their peace
As enamored as the enchanted inflamed with romantic speak
February 14th is as romantic as the truth heartbeats translate into vows
As romantic as the dignity exemplified after realizing you were loving in a misunderstanding
And correcting the direction
Of your attention
February 14th is so romantic
Red petals strawberry seeds plush grizzlies skin on skin degrees
Chocolate delight traditions upheld by
A day to forsake and uplift the foundation of your home
Termites aside
A fresh coat of paint
An ornament for the front door
February 14th is as romantic as sobriety
Forms of love you give yourself
Lovers of you stand ready to love you through your forgetfulness
As romantic as proposing yes
You’ll attempt
A new thing
A beloved has claimed a life joy
Share in the thrill of their joy
Share the delight of your joy
February 14th is for romance and romantics
For widows widowers divorcees
For the singles
For the duos
For the yearners
For the declarative
For the bloods of 2
Speaking what they mean to you
Hearing your birthright say it loves you too
For the whos that do not recognize the date or find that a bother
February 14th is as romantic
As yesterday today and tomorrow


Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.