Without exception

By Massini Red

They say that love is built on many a thing:
Trust, connection, sacrifice and whatnot.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Love is there first, before anything else.
It strikes you from nowhere like a bolt of lighting.
And not even Einstein could rationalize it.
Trust, respect and whatever else...
These things can nurture love,
reveal more about its depths.
But everyone knows
that even in their absence, love can still exist.
Because love is there before anything else.
It is the metaphysical truth of the universe.
The thing that keeps stars and black holes in their orbit.
And to it we are forever slaves.

(I took some inspiration from "so you want to be a poet?" by Bukowski)

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Copyright 2022 Massini Red
Published on Monday, May 2, 2022.     Filed under: "Spiritual" and "Poetry"
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  • Kovine On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Kovine (28)By person wrote:

    I love the directness of this. Love is a beautiful thing to live by. Kudos!

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, May 5, 2022, TropicalSnowstorm (1714)By person wrote:

    I like the notion of love preexisting everything else. Well written piece! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • LIFEINVADER On Monday, May 2, 2022, LIFEINVADER (76)By person wrote:

    I like the insight behind this, a cool catharsis and interpretation about love, pretty much as Bukowski suggested in the piece you quoted. It was kind of nice to revisit him for me, too, since he is one of my favourite writers, and I hadn't read any of his work in a long time. Cheers.

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