Start Inside


a gift or a crime?

Lonely hearts

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)

love heart romantic romance
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One Comment

  1. willowdot21 says:

    It’s a lovely thought 💜💜

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