love explained to a space alien

one day 
a space ship landed
near my house
and a tall alien
dressed is silver
accompanied by three shorter aliens
came to my house
and told me they were
conducting a survey
of the earth 
and had some questions of me 
they had picked me
because I was considered
a subject matter expert 

a subject matter expert
on the topic of love
which was one
of the things 
that they could not understand
about humanity
no one else
among the 1 million intelligent species
had such a concept

you see in the complete universe
there is no such concept 
of romantic love
in most cultures there are marriages
and most people are bisexual
and group marriages are the norm
and love is seen as merely sexual attraction
and most people pick their partners
from computer generated links

From computer generated links
for we have figured it all out
but you persist in denying 
that love is nothing but 
a chemical DNA thing
explain to me
since we consider you
the most romantic man
in the world
what the hell is love?

tell us what is this thing 
you called love
I said 
it comes down to this 
Love is mysterious
love is magic
there is a certain zen element 
zen element 
to love

to love
a certain taoist element as well
to it as well
those who can define it
have never experienced it
and those who have experienced it
can never describe it
one can say a few things
love happens 
when you least expect it
love creeps up on you
Love happens 
when you are washing dishes
drinking wine

drinking wine
dancing at a club
making love 
for the first time
or the 10, 000th time
and every time
is different
than the time before
love happens when you give up
searching for love
waiting for love
wishing for love
wishing for the one

then one day
the one walks out 
of your dreams
and into your life
becoming your wife
my wife one day
was berating me 
for all my myriad faults
all my sins against her
my omissions and commissions
malfeasance and misfeasance 
things I had done
and things i had failed to do

and things I had failed to do
all of which I acknowledge
and apologized for
but finally I had enough
I said 
well if I am so bad
so horrible
so evil a creature
and a person you hate 
so much 
why the hell did you marry me
she laughed 
temporarly insanity

temporarly insanity
and I am still insane
twenty five years later
we both laughed
and fell in love 
as always 
we fall in love
with each other 
every day
every moment
every second

every second
it dawned on me
I had the answer to the question
and that my friends 
is the true unknowable ma
the true zen spirit of love
well that was interesting
and I think we begin 
to understand you all 
a bit more

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:45 am
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Just when I thought I would never understand love! Very nice!?
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:46 pm
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hey thanks for the feedback glad you liked it
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:47 pm
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