When I heard my roommate from college was getting married:
I felt, at once, like a captain standing centered on a vessel,
staring broad rimmed and joyful on to open sea.
Latitude and Longitude link arms
and bellies of boats make ribbons out of pink tides.
Life partner love opens you from the inside out. Holds you up to a kaleidoscope of color shape shifting in streamed light.
It is powerful stuff that life partner love.
In truth, any form of love can do just that - open you to what is possible.
Tantalize you back to your true self,
all salty wind
and sun light.