all i know is love

all i know is love.
what is now
will soon be gone.
what is born
will die, in time.
learning comes in longing 
and there is no passion
without the persistent
truth of loss.
we can let go
and still hold on.
we can be free
and still choose to live
in cages.
i am tired
and i am filled with life.
i am courageous and afraid
and i keep moving forward.
both pain and love
dance in unison
to the One Beat
of the Heart.
there is no separation.
and there is 
separation.
we are always together
and we are alone.
we are alone, 
alive together.
dreaming, losing
breathing together.
being, dying
grieving together.
all i know is love.
all i know is love.

poem by nina lombardo