We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us —
and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods
and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
Let us love not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
- 1 John 3:18
You tell me you love me like pomegranate
and I take you to the fruiting tree to pluck one
You tell me you love me with silky words
and I spin you thread and weave a shawl to wrap you
You speak to me about romance and what once warmed you
and I chop the wood and kindle the fire
You say you love certain words like cantaloupe
and I cube the melon for your breakfast
You tell me love is in the ether and cannot be pointed to
and I frame the house that contains it
You tell me you are dying to love me more but don’t know how
and I lay down my life for you so that you can