This Love

“As if the whole of life and the entirety of existence are contained in your body, that is how I love you,” he whispered in her ear. “I love you with a love greater than life itself, perpetually seeping through the seams of existence to bind it in the deepest unity. And at each moment this love tears me, from the inside out breaks me, opens me ever wider into you, into the ocean of your womb. This love, a moment of perfect stillness in which the entire vivacity and generative force of the universe are contained. This love, my heart smashed like a pearl on your altar, then offered to your lips. This love…”

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