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Love and carbon

I realized this poem has never been shared on this blog, so here it goes. It was first written in 2011, and published in August 2012 on my Deviantart profile. Posting it here for a full circle. Thank you for reading 🙂

What are we?
Just a bunch of Carbon atoms,
roaming freely in the universe
Until they meet, and become one,
maybe not for eternity, but for their lifetimes.
like aching hearts
seen from a distance
A distance which connects them
yet they are far enough
to feel the burning pain of loneliness
A distance which fills the gap between them
like a covalent bond
with nothing but electrons in between
And when the distance lowers
the hearts become closer
like the two moons of Barsoom
they meet in unison
they kiss and consume
the valleys of distance
and make something different
Like a bunch of carbon atoms
roaming freely in the universe
Until they meet, and become one
to create existence
Seen from a distance
A distance that never was
in the hearts that were far apart
Maybe the bond existed
even when they were not a part
of the bigger creation
that we call love
The question is if
Love can be defined
with carbon atoms or not
Is it a chemical
or a pairing of bonds
Or just a piece of distance
filled with feelings
It's not what you call it,
important is, if you call it
or it calls you...

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