Juggling Water

… can’t be captured. Trying to hold on to it is like holding your breath; it only works for a short while. Imprisoning love is as impossible as juggling water.

Writer and philosopher James Browning
FIREPLACE02Love requires
an open-handed heart.
strangles love
and makes it flee.
Setting love free,
empowers it to stay.
Caged love
will escape at first chance.
Free to roam,
love will remain home,
warmed by the fire.