To Love & Be Loved

I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think.
I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars.
I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already.
I want…a steady hand. A kind soul.
I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe.
I want to love, and be loved.
― Shana Abe

Photo: Aequilibrium, Andrew Shushvalyuka