Love is quiet
breathing in the gasps of lovers,
Love is gentle with arms outstretched to comfort those
whom life breaks.
Love is kind
it eases hurt with a smile
least damage break the glass of life.
Love is true
caring for the loved before itself
silent lest the planets halt.
© Carolyn O’Connell
Published in Dial 82 1993 & I AM NOT A SILENT POET APRIL 2015