A thousand half-loves
must be forsaken to take
one whole heart home.
— Rumi, “A thousand half-loves”, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing. Harper One, 2003
"Go easy today", time said,
irritably, “I’ve got my hands full.”
Life stretched lazily and shrugged,
"That was the deal. I hurt, you heal."
~ source unknown