a second word about love

my ideas of love are radically shifting

they keep growing wider

this love is
inclusive love,

tolerant love,
focused on accepting

all kindess
as being

an act of love

my unhappiness stems
from repeatedly crying,
‘love has withdrawn’

while standing plainly
before a wellspring,

endless and open and
whose depths i will never scratch

how many times, i wonder,
do i label love as disingenuous?

how utterly cruel and
boundlessly frustrating

to continually send love
back to the hands who gave it

no one has made me more alone than myself

i am mesmerized by the writing of sylvia plath
(if you’re nodding your head like,
“yeah, that makes complete and total sense,” —
you’re right: it makes complete and total sense)

today these words of hers found me:
“It is so much safer not to feel, not to let the world touch one.”

but is it?

really?

much love,

zoe

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2 thoughts on “a second word about love

  1. I think it is safer. And I don’t think safer’s good.

    if I lived life the “safe” way, I would’ve missed out on so many things, so many people, that I’ve loved dearly with all my heart (including Mike).

  2. “how utterly cruel and
    boundlessly frustrating

    to continually send love
    back to the hands who gave it”

    SO true

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