I want you to know what love is.
For it is not a feeling you have felt
nor one that you can learn.
No darling, it is something far more palpable.
Love is not something you fall into,
not anything to find or trade for,
but something you come from.
It exists in the marrow of your
soul, permeating your heart
and encompassing your entire being.
It is limitless, with a disregard
for object and highest reverence
It hardly whispers at all, and is not
provoked by lust.
Love is not a stimulant,
not a high, not a vortex,
but a force, a vibration
of the most potent quality.
It is not something to complicate or master,
to control or understand,
but rather, when we are purified
it is love that we radiate.
Love is a light.
Love is life.
I want you to know love
so that you might know what it is like to truly live.
As published on Elephant Journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/04/live-in-love-poem/