Valentine’s Day 2018

Love is not the grandiose….

Not the skyrocket
blazing across the heavens
trailing smoke and fire
shaking the earth with thunder

love is
in the flickering orange edge
of the ember
as it plummets to earth
falling through space and time

through thick clouds
across the frigid empty black of night
in silence
in pain
to land upon the wet ground
after the storm

and even though
it has every reason in the world
to go out
even though
it is
and cold

It flares brightly against the dark
enough to blacken the earth

and refuses to die…

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