All

All

 

is a lot.

If I love you with all of my heart,

my soul, my mind,

what is left over?

 

What happens to that piece that I keep inside –

 you know, the jagged-edged sliver of mirror glass

stored deep under dark waters –

what happens if I use that to love you?

 

If I take it out, turn it over,

let the light shatter

its shiny, brittle surface –

what will survive?

 

Can I love you

with all of my heart,

and soul, and mind,

and live?

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3 Responses to All

  1. AJ Barlow says:

    I’m glad I came across this poem, the phrasing is simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. heidi says:

    I’ve been asking this question of myself and the ladies in my Bible study group.
    Now I’m inverting the question, Can I live without loving you with all of my heart,soul , mind- is a life lived without that depth of love really living?

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