as i write
you speak

your pain
is in my body

your tears flow out
through me

how can i say
we are separate
that you are you
not me?

i suffer
as you suffer
and hold you
as you shrink
in horror
of yourself

then heal
as you heal

i know
all your hateful acts
and appetites

and love you still
love you more

what else could Love do?
what else could Love be?

1st october 2014

from the upcoming book: "The Truth Is Love"
image: with thanks via Iraj Jahanshahi on Facebook

for a copy of "Set My Heart On Fire" in pakistan nalayn publications
in South Africa intent publishing
and internationally via amazon


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