Not One Love But Two

She read of love and soul connections
Wished upon stars in faraway galaxies
Seeking the place she belonged
Immersed herself in volumes of self-discovery
Practiced what the ancients preached
And gave herself freely but not frivolously

She flew across oceans and continents
Embraced culture and ingested local delights
She courageously fought personal wars
Sat on church pews praying for the light
Wore high heels in battle zones
And tucked herself in at night

She felt pulled before it came into view
As if they’d had a thousand lives together
Hearts already holding a conversation
Her journey for the one an elegant detour
Delighting not in one love but two
And worth every bit of fight in her

For my son
And my daughter

~Just L (May 13, 2018)