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love is the universe

Words by Rina
Art by Krischelle Cadao

love is the universe.
she is the unknown space
amidst the planets drifting from our very own
galaxies;
she is the stars, the constellations,
the combustions-
she is the mythologies told,
legends proclaimed;
she is all the paladin
of warmth, of kindness,
and compassion;
she is the gods and the goddesses.
she has taken many forms,
shaped as many clouds;
she envelops like the mist and the fog,
and above all else,
love is us.
love is our hearts thumping-
she is the lub-dub of our aches and worries.

love is the cells;
she resides in every fiber of our being.
she may be sealed, provoked;
she is explicit, but many times,
timid.

love is the earth.
she resides in pollutions-
in disasters-
in typhoons and thunders.
she is lightning, an embodiment of intimidation.
she weeps and rains for every living-
and she kills.
she is a massacre, an addiction-
a poison.
she is the painful truth we shakily steer away from.

love is a wonderful fear-
and yet, even with her tantrums,
her unknown origins;
despite her uncontrollable waves,
her landslides and earthquakes,
we remain before her throne-
begging for any scraps.
we remain in her power,
for after all,
we exist for her.
we exist for love,
to love,
by love.
she is us-
we are her-
a beautiful flaw.

JULY 29, 2020
Wattpad: nahrihnah