love is a partnership after
a person has fulfilled your wants
after the physical relationship has been served on a dish –
and maturity is becoming more than an obligation.
love is a decision on whether you will continue to be –
while striving to become one.
love is not under the stars
or a piece of paper making your union – law.
love is more than a religious ceremony –
candles and translated words.
love is a commitment to one another
to the possible future of others
it is the promise to share heaven
while taking on earths tribulations.
love is not forced scenery
or choreographed toasts under a circus tent.
instead love is a blessing
a recognition that life starts
from the fruits of labour and
and transitions beyond our human form.
love is more than that spoken humanity
life is more than luck or
striving to earn a plateau of comfort
rather it is rooted in faith.
love is realizing more than yourself
or the person you are committed to
which enter through the physical torch of night….
love is looking up and promising
to take what you each have at this moment
making it more –
-recognizing the reason of heaven and why-
and when life comes to whatever end
love is what carries on into the next
beyond the science
beyond religion beyond law….
-the circle of all three in three and more-
not because the other person filled the voids within you or vice versa
because love joined you each in the middle
and carries on….
beyond this life
beyond the next…..
and waits for you both
until both are ready to complete the realization of one
within the entirety of everything.