That Love (Poem)

That love froze for us,
it formed the cage of ice around our hearts,
it gave us a chill in the hottest of nights,
it burned like fire when winters came to pass,
it left trails reflecting the falling of leaves at dusk,
it shot drops of spice into our bloodstream every time
a flower opened the same way your eyes opened to mine.

Wherever we go, wherever we are,
no matter how much time goes by,
that love is still part of us,
like it always was in the lives we shared before
and will always be in the lives that eternity
has promised to us both.

We knew at first sight
and yet no sight was needed
to feel we were one.

That love captured us
and set us free
at the same time.

© Syl R. Martin