Submitted love poem


LOVE COMES IN MANY SHADES

The many facets of love


Love comes in many shades

Ranged as on a colour chart

From “like” to “can’t live without”

Some love knows only sunlight

Others inhabit the dark places

Some are shallow and superficial

Others deep and intensive

Love can simply be physical

Or a mere infatuation

It can be companionable, platonic

Or purely spiritual

Love is both simple and complex.
Often at the same time

It can be of the moment

Or woven through the fabric of your life

It can be merely a veneer

Or layered in strata
But the simple truth is that love

Is the glue that holds the universe together

© Paul Curtis