It awakens our understanding
Brings us back to our authenticity
Reminds us of our treasured worth
As it mends our wounds with kindness
Until our hearts rejuvenate.
Love is not painful
It is not an imbalance of power
An impulsive anger receptacle
A vulnerable heart against a brick wall
Unkind words and projected wounds,
No, love is patient and welcoming
A safe harbor where we can rest
From the heaviness of aching.