NO ONE CAN STEAL LOVE
I am faithful to the part I shared
with those who betrayed what they deserted.
They won’t steal from me the love I have for them –
although I have killed what has distanced them from it.
Those lies do not make your truth any less real.
It is hard as what we shared we only now have
the memory, and our solitude to go on building.
But it is true and glorious despite this feel of waste.
Whatever is aborted is painful -
whatever is unfair is harmful -
whatever is stupid is offensive -
yet those define the path that thrives.
Despite the schizophrenia
no waste in truth,
as our gifts are simply put back
in our hands to give away anew.