Poetry Reading – “The Stumps of Prior Entanglements”

Originally published April 8, 2018, this piece was the last of a series of three posts in response to a challenge from a wonderful friend, Dee. It was a joy to revisit the piece today… It rings true even now.

“The Stumps of Prior Entanglements” – Recorded 2/28/2021 – Auroraboros – Objects, and the Distance Between Them

The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/04/08/the-stumps-of-prior-entanglements/

Could love really mean
Being able to extend our selves emotionally
Into the reality of others?

Emergingfromthedarknight – When Pain and Love are Connected

I have listened
To so many stories of love
Lost and irretrievable
It would seem there is something
In my countenance
That elicits
An unobstructed view into
Hearts in healing

Now you have asked
The nature of love
And the dynamic it represents

Love is trust
Love is acceptance
Love is vulnerability
Love is a commitment
To maintaining balance

Love is roots
Drawing from
One another

Love is knowing
Those roots may very well be ripped away
Comprehending and accepting
The pain that comes with
The possibility of
Love is putting down roots anyway
Love is kissing your wounds and using the stumps of prior entanglements
To try again

This is the last of my three-day quote challenge posts as initiated by Grateful Single Mom of the blog Grateful Single Moms.

As before, my challenge is open to all readers. Find a quote that inspires you. Write what is inspired. Share said writing and somehow notify me that you have done so.

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