Poem – “How can we Love?” – Romanticism – 11/25/2020

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How can we hold this shelter
High above our heads,
As tears float upon puddles,
While our hearts quake
With the Earth?

Are we to love,
As angels, destined to ignite
Into ashes, into stardust?
How can we
When the pain remains
With our trembling fingers?

You want to say we have lived,
Yet the ruins around us,
Prove otherwise.
Another solitary kiss
Beneath a hazy moon,
Cannot cease the race.

Our hearts against the wind,
Stinging our eyes,
Burning our arms
Where once used to hold us,
When once did shield us.

My love hurts,
Our love hurts,
Sorrows our hearts,
Captures our tears
In the dying embers
Of life in our remembrance
Of fewest photographs.