Love Is Not Our Duty

Is love a duty? Is love a practice?

I decide how love should look, then I put this should into practice. Can love ever come from should?

I act the part of love, I mimic what my religion and culture teach me love must be. Do I then experience love?

Do you feel my love when I try to love you, because it is my duty?

I try and try to put love into action, without ever actually feeling any love.

Perhaps love is quite the opposite of duty. Perhaps love has nothing to do with what one should.

Come, dare to be graceful. Let the secret unfold its blossoms. Love merely is.

I am. Love is what I am when there's no should.

I refuse to put a noun after am. Then I am love.

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