What is Love? – A Story

What is it in us that reaches for love

What is it in us that builds and builds

And explodes out and becomes us

Outside ourselves?

 

It goes against all knowledge

And all imagination

This true thing that defies all truth

How could something outside be us

 

What do we see that we love

What do we see that we love

What makes us kill ourselves

Forget ourselves?

 

What are the things that live outside of us

That we sacrifice for

What are these things that are not of us

What are these things that are not of us

 

What are these things that are outside ourselves

That make us kill ourselves

Forget ourselves, these things outside us

What is it that we see outside ourselves

That make us kill ourselves

Forget ourselves

 

And love?

 

Because there is something outside

There is something real outside, something we can hold

Outside ourselves because if there wasn’t

We would never know

And we know.

 

There is something outside ourselves

There is a certain thing

There is certainty outside ourselves

Or else we would never know

And we know.

 

What is it outside ourselves that we see

What is it outside ourselves that holds us

And drives us to it, and drives us to it

What is it outside ourselves that holds us

And drives us to it

What is it that we see

What is it outside ourselves that overcomes us

That we forget ourselves

And live only for that thing outside ourself.

 

What is it outside ourself that is real

That we see

That kills us

And makes us forget ourselves

And holds us to it

And drives us

What is it outside ourselves

 

That makes us love.

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