if love makes the heart a puppet: so be it, all bodies dance for the sun

Love rises,
even when you don’t want it to.

It cannot be buried, hidden, or crushed
by any shovel, shadow, or hammer.

It cannot be covered with a warm fuzzy blanket
in the corner of your emptiest room.

It cannot be thrown out with the rotten tomatoes,
or retired to the box in the basement—

and it cannot be left for dead
by the side
of the stark desert road
no matter how
absolutely much
you wish it
to be so.

Love just doesn’t work like that.

Love is a sunbeam
through clouds,
persisting around one’s heart—

and who am I
to question The sun?

It knows where it’s going and when to arrive;
when to sleep and when to rise—

and when it’s time to go
lighten up
the other side,
where the moon
has no say
at all.

Love has no need for wishes—

it just is, every single time;
rising like dew to the core of the clouds
just to be
closer to sun;

and again

and again
and again—

even after the longest dark night
of hanging like tears from the moon
it will shine!

as if darkness
was a dying spark,

and light
was the whole
of the flame.

© sesheshet 8 12 2010

if love makes the heart a puppet: so be it, all bodies dance for the sun

sesheshet

Joined July 2010

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Love is; we are but it’s will incarnate, moving to where it must be…until we become love itself—our own sun: we move.
That’s gravity, baby; dancing the dance of fools.

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