Heart Crushing Day

Valentine’s Day
is hard to ignore
and crushes my heart more often than not.

This day isn’t supposed to hurt,
I know that,
but it only highlights what I don’t have
like a fluffly cloud in the air,
untouchable and impermanent.

But that cloud reminds me
that love floats above us
and around us
and within us.

We might not even see it
if we don’t take the time to look
but it is there
clear as a bright sunny day.

So there’s no need to feel alone
even on this,
stupid yearly date.

– Chase March