love in your dreams, a poem

you’ll know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep, for reality is far better than your dreams.

he said.

then i would say he doesn’t know me very well.

Life Writing

What is love?

            <em>“What is love?” I whispered, my question barely rising above the dull hum of the heater. I could feel the chilly air nipping at my exposed toes. He'd turned on the heating but didn't close the window. </em>

He sighed. “That’s a short question with a long answer.”

Our society has loaded the concept of ‘love’ with far more than any individual could ever hope to unpack within a single lifetime.…