Love in Progress
This made me think of love, as it progresses over the years.
Beginning as a clear, sharp, poignant thing –
a melding, united passions;
growing into the love that has been colored by time and events –
tested and tried, marred with pains, murky with conflicts;
and the full-bodied sort of love that comes from embracing every emotion in the spectrum,
to fashion them into a vibrant and well-defined form, unique to the pair.