by Dan Sturn
Loving Kindness (Metta) connects all beings.
|You Can Love
I can love.
I can tap into the soft spot
that seems so sad sometimes.
I can plant a tree
that grows overnight,
pink and blue blossoms
with sparkling leaves.
Planted just below my sternum,
just above my full belly.
I can love you. That’s you—
the One reading these words.
I offer to you this wonderful glowing light,
a light of love, right here, right now, as you read.
It’s yours, and I don’t even know
who you are, but I love you.
Here, take this love, swim in it,
swing from a branch with it,
share it with a friend, and if you
really want to know life, to fully experience
the meaning of our existence,
share it with your own worst enemy.