Cover your needs.
Descend to your roots.
[your... your... your... your with your...]
Bleed willingly (that’s a good thing).
Answer the brook.
Lips to secrets meet,
the wounded answer–desire.
Your whiteness (of course
it isn’t) in a seasonless world;
feeling what you feel,
the I fragment.
a sleep of crowns.
Shloka Shankar, 2018
Kahlil Gibran on The Courage to Weather the Uncertainties of Love, by Maria Popova
John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter of Advice to His Lovesick Teenage Son, by Maria Popova