by your grace

I thought love was defined by sacrifice. To be one, the other must succumb to demands, the stronger hand. But the stars heard a whisper escape late at night – the accumulation of my desires, through grief seen, kind gestures, indelible devotion. And I knew before you landed that I would be swept to a place that challenges my very definition of love, these many misconceptions that had left me suspicious and tired

yet so quickly rewired by your grace

-Able Elba