Love is Love, Yes, But What is Love?

What does love look like, behave like?


Some might argue that love is essential to our very being as humans. For the most part, we know what love is when we experience it, but how is that so? What is it about love anyway? Is it truly a universal experience and if so, why? Have you ever tried to explain what love is? Read more here.

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The Swing

The measured sawn board,

sanded seat parallel

to the rise where the sappy roots dive

two ropes, worked through the holes,

knotted and plum.

My father pulls the swing,

leans back over the edge of the world,

grasps the ropes with hands

as scored as the inside of our wheelbarrow

the toes of his boots dig into the stubbled grass

behind the dirt patch launch.

Legs tucked, elbows bent,

a rocket ride

promised to aim

straight for the smiling sun,

the giddy countdown

and then

the push, as we move forward together

the rush of the under duck,

my legs unfold

reach to the robin’s egg sky above the pine bough

back to the bursting forsythias

back to him.


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