Every Past Love

Love…
…felt today is rooted in the remains of every past love I have known. As a tree decays and makes fertile the ground for new growth, loves gone by lie in broken pieces at the base of my heart so new love has rich fodder to grow in.

Swiss poet and mystic Johann Kasper Lavater
Each heart is a world…
You find within yourself
that you find without.
To know yourself
you have only
to set down
a true statement
of those that ever loved
… you.