most of the universe is empty vacuum
while between our bodies’ atoms we, too
are mostly emptiness, so science tells us.
but lack of love is greater emptiness
since love’s absence leaves a space
more lonely than the void between the stars.
to know you love and know you’re loved
fills all of life and all the world we know with light.
ephemera abound; a kiss can only last a finite time
and deepest intimacy is limited in time and space
while love itself will last for ever, providing
enduring warmth and comfort in our lives.