When I was a girl
love was a kiss on the cheek before bed,
a kindly teacher’s pat on my self-absorbed, little head.
Then, as I grew up
love was lost in fantasies amazing,
lustful yearnings left to merely gazing.
Later, with Wisdom
Love turned my soul inside out and in once more,
a gracefully bouncing Spirit through any open door.
Oh, how blessed I am
to know the heart-filled, soul-filled presence of
Love, the Dearest Friend from above.