Footprints in the sun-kissed sand, lifted by a gust of wind
Or washed away by the waves’ relentless licking…
Fingerprints on a windowpane, leaving a shiny residue…
Yet, they too will fade away someday, erasing this trace of you.
Heartprints are here to stay.
Love and friendship leave a soft indent
Engraved forever in the heart’s content
And shimmering with a rainbow hue…
I am so glad that I met YOU!
True love does not come with an expiration date
That would morph it suddenly into hate.
It stays the course in spite of life’s turns and twists
Acquiring the golden patina of priceless antiques.
As they enter into a love-infused partnership,
Souls learn to synchronize both their steps and heartbeats,
Stumbling at first on unsure footing,
As they learn to master the free-flowing love dance
But so quickly regaining their balance…
Love, when fueled by respect and appreciation,
Stays immune to the pull of spiraling depreciation.
Stripped and polished by the coarse sandpaper
Of personalities rubbing against each other,
It is constantly upgraded - from paper to silver,
From silver to gold, from gold to diamond,
As it slowly inches toward its platinum perfection,
Just another step toward its next destination.
L-O-V-E – Four unpretentious letters
Representing the perfect blending together
Of the O in You and the E in Me….
Anyas Spencer, Medford, Oregon, February 14, 2015