In the silken texture of love
couples show mute courage
in a failed quest for relief
from the agony of loneliness.
In an all too human search
for symbiotic relatedness,
the effortless release of one’s
radiance like a flower unfurling
merges the essence of 2 human
beings as one. The more profound
the love, the more excruciating
the pain for the surviving mate.