catch love

catch love

put down
your butterfly net
awe can’t be caught
cannot be contained

call in its bouquet—
flash of macaw
plumeria scent
the vault of sky

offer no conditions—
in time, love will come
and reach out a hand
will you take it?

in the same breath
can you bear ambiguity?
it’s neither easy nor safe
to love and let go

but it’s worth the enigma
to cherish and not grasp
the urge is to hold on
and make claim

love’s not that
it can’t be held down
stretch open your heart
let it loose, watch it fly

2023 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

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