‘Love’ is a seven-legged spider – unbalanced, but only slightly so,

dysfunctional and imperfect. Forever devouring lesser beings

trapped in its complicated web, it creeps into those hidden recesses

and waits patiently to be seen – then is only thrown out the door.

But it steals through the cracks, time and time again, finding new ways back in,

persistent and lingering. It hides in the dark spaces until the day

when finally, finally, you’ll just let it be.


Sarah Taylor