where love is

Oh where is the love?

I find it here and I find it there

wait, I see a dove landing in my

feeder I just built with leftover wood

just last evening

I am still picking splinters

from my fingers

but

yes, love is over there

on my patio where all the birds

eat and drink from their birdbath

and, it is here now as I write

it’s almost noon

I don’t get going early anymore

I do what I want

I earned it

by virtue of being old

I have all day long

to listen to the birds chirp

listen to my classical music

and watch YouTube videos

but time is fleeting

and I still have love in me

and I experience love

every time I walk outside

into my own backyard

and visit my friends

my doves

the birds

my crickets

the lizards

my butterflies

the dragonfly who glides over my pool

I take a quick look around

and then I go inside

and pet my kitties

and then I write some more

and sip my green Japanese tea

throughout each day

and look out my sliding glass door screen

yes, this is all the love I need

I have all day

all week

an entire month

I stay up late

and fall asleep

when I want

I love

and I am loved

as you are

by everything in this universe

because

love is here

and love is there

plenty of it

yet

an entire

universe

and its love

exists

entirely

within your

own experience

of life.

 

 

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