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Feb 2020
You can explain how the snow falls
Each frozen flake descending from the sky
You can show me how the seasons change
Why the rich earth becomes dry

You can teach me how to pass the rigours of school
Or how to throw a ball
You can explain why the world is round
How gravity makes us fall

But I ask you about love
And your shoulders start to shrug
"It's just what you feel," you say
But something in my heart tugs

I continue to ponder this question
As I grow taller
And each season changes and multiplies
As my heart becomes smaller

I ask so many this question
But no one seems to understand
Until I meet someone mysterious yet bright
Who makes a strange demand

"What do you think?"
All along I had never guessed these words
Perhaps it is sacrificing time
Instead of doing what you prefer

Maybe it's being a listening ear
And simply offering help
Or bringing someone flowers
While still being yourself

Love is to each of us
What we define it to be
But the best explain I have found
Is placing someone else above thee
Kiara Hoxie
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Kiara Hoxie  20/F/Spokane, Washington USA
(20/F/Spokane, Washington USA)   
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