In Love

There is great risk, Juliet,
her father’s wrath, her heart
pounding, willing, vulnerable
risk and chance and desire
cleopatra in love, in lust in
control, great nations live
or die, women vie for power
men fight to the death for love
In love
and in war
there is warring in love
there is love in warring
In love

pining, desperate

lovely lonely Guinevere

such a great suffering queen

Pining and of hungry heart
danger and risk and longing
orpheus his mournful songs
longing for eurydice to live again
if only he had not turned
to look upon hades, disobeying pluto
risk and chance and desire
driving forces and powers
In love
In love there is great risk
In love there is such great power
In love this thing we call love