from there
many journeys begin.
along the way
inevitable adulteries,
divorces, abandonments.

for some
child birth.
the revelation
that for each child
a new heart
is born in each
parent’s breast.

but for everyone,
the new horizon.
each love brings
new lands
to discover.
new truths
to be forged.

even when
love fails —
the new lands
the heart has seen
will never