the spaces we’ve called love…

love can’t exist in a space without kindness

the spaces we’ve called love…

it’s heartbreaking
how many of us have felt in love
with people who were not even kind
to us…

how many of us weren’t taught that
love can’t exist in a space without kindness.
or without respect. or in a space that
doesn't honor us and cherish us.

so many of us are learning that the spaces
we've called being in love, weren't
spaces of love at all

– butterflies rising