Love comes in many guises and depths. As Emily Dickenson once wrote: That love is all there is, is all we know of love. Valentine’s Day isn’t only about romantic love. Wishing you love wherever you find it. Here are a few snapshots of love to help you on your way.

Little boy runs fast
The street is filled with traffic
Dog grabs his pant leg

girlfriends gossiping
handsome heartthrob looks their way
a blonde girl blushes

library silence
their fingers touch over books
writing new stories

Matchmakers today
rely on technology
Where is the frisson?

Her makeup streaking 
Hopeful he waits on bent knee
Where is her reply?

She wants to elope
He wants grand ceremony
They stand in the church

Newborn baby cries
a weary mother comforts
the world is put right

Wrinkled hands count years
old age reflects in their eyes
love lasts forever

~Elise Skidmore ©2022

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