Love is quiet
breathing in the gasps of lovers,
passion spent.

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

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