Tonight’ s Argument
by Anna Stuart

It is a brazen word you carve
into the air tonight.

Your vocabulary abruptly
shatters all my arguments.

I lose my strong hold
of stubborn justifications.

“I love you no matter what.”
flies across the room

hitting me harder than
I ever dreamed any words would.

I surrender knowing I lost the argument
but still have won you.


Anna Stuart lives and writes in New Jersey.