BH (07-30-81 / Buffalo, New York)

Love Falters (But Never Fades)

Love is born like a child,
unsure of it's full potential.
Careening like a drunken sailor,
love is born off-balance and naive.

Love grows into adolescence,
jealous and arrogant in equal measure.
So sure of itself in everything it does,
love doesn't notice when it falters.

Moving into adulthood,
love begins to gain wisdom.
It can see the faults it always ignored before,
with regret it can end or with forced ignorance it can continue onward.

As love ages into maturity,
it looks back at all the missteps it has taken.
Love may have abandoned the one it was with years ago,
it has never faded in the passing of a lifetime.

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