When day and night become a seamless dream
of someone else’s iridescent eyes,
of someone else’s mesmerising voice:
you know before you have been loved in turn
that it was worth it to be born and burn.
When earth and sky become a milky screen
for someone else’s ever-changing face,
for someone else’s never-fading grace:
you know that you have lost your liberty
and gained a purpose or a destiny.
Christina Egan © 2012
When you are newly in love, the other person
turns into the sole purpose of your existence —
and into the only being or object in existence.
Photograph: Christina Egan © 2014.