Label and Libel of Love

Love is a label


(often falsely and prematurely)

place on the feelings that pass

between daters,


but those four letters


so much more

than romance:

love is an umbrella that spans

over the universe

and all the souls that

are temporarily trapped

in the bodies

beneath it,


for sometimes

the highest level of


can be transmitted

between strangers.


even the briefest,

can permeate

through the pores

and flood the heart

in a color permanent

that steadfastly sticks

long after the passing

moments in time.


Love comes

in many ways,

clear and disguised.



Poem and image ©LauraDenise