All-Encompassing Force

I like to observe love from afar

like a scientist looking into a petri jar

watch films, write stories

all of its gore and all of its glory

love is a virus and no one is sterile

it even affects the feral

more mysterious than death, more mysterious than birth

it’s been here all along, even existed before Earth

it fights with our plans, leads us off our course

it’s quite funny — our attempts to control this all-encompassing force