THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE
The opposite of love is fear,
Not hate, for what we hold most dear
Is what we dread to lose and will
Defend till all our fears are still.
“I hate you!” means that you’ve become
A threat to my serene aplomb,
And loving-kindness cowers behind
Reactive rage that makes me blind.
Thus over-shadowed from above,
I can no longer see my love.