A re-statement of romance

A re-statement of romance

It is what it is
           neither in the pale light of dawn
nor in the deepest dark of night
           is it anything other
than what we give to each other
           There’s a wholeness
about two people coming together
           so that without suffering
a diminishment the selves fuse
           into love’s common purpose

and note how each separately
           exhilarates the other
with singular commitment :
           it’s an exponential becoming
the sum of two being greater
           than the single parts
We pool our solitudes
           without wholly abandoning them
and just as we preserve our personal
           time and space we permit ourselves
to wallow in that other heart-felt dimension
           that is unique to our coexistence

John Lyons


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