a gift or a crime?
loathe this time
yet it reminds all to strive
to love, start inside.
Antonia Sara Zenkevitch
A small poem for valentines day, especially for anyone who finds this day a little difficult for whatever reason. Whether or not we have partners or other loved ones, we need to love ourselves too; trite maybe but certainly true. May you all find the love you need.
If you’ve time and inclination you might also like:
a conversation with scent (poem and art)
You Are Not Alone (poem)
Healing Flower; a haibun (with an alternative Valentine theme)
Clay and Sparks (another recent poem using the same poetic form)