Love, when it comes to you,
will not do your bidding.
It will not land on the convenient person
because you will it to be so.
Love will not hand to you on a platter
the one that matched your fantasies of
Mr. or Mrs. Right
love will give to you someone real.
Like a velveteen rabbit,
your beloved may be well-worn,
and arrive with baggage and
complications because love
Big love, solid love, real love
is not simply an emotional state.
Love is the choice,
chosen over and over again
to stay in spite of,
to know with your very cellular structure
that your beloved is worth riding though storms
and navigating the brambles in the unknown territory
should you open the door,
may not give you what you want
but will read the secret desires of your heart
and give you
exactly what you need.
Sabrina Santa Clara, 2013