Sometimes love blooms unexpectedly
like a plant reduced to a few dried up stalks and withered leaves
put into a shaded and secluded corner
which after months, years of benign neglect
suddenly puts forth the most vivid blue flowers
and sweeps you off your feet.
Sometimes love grows imperceptibly inch by inch
through the days, the meetings, the messages
with each small new leaf of contact and connection
until suddenly there is a realisation
that your two lives have become entwined
like climbers up a pergola.
Sometimes all it seems to take is just one look
a single glance
or the lightest of touches
a hint of scent in the air
and with that you are hooked for life
(or at least until the next lily comes along).
What a mystery love is! Glorious, intoxicating, infuriating, bewildering and heart-breakingly amazing.
26 February 2017