Beyond Love Stories

Don’t bother holding your breath.

When I am in love
I am teetering on the edge
of something unspeakable,
something unknowable,
something uncontrollable,
something so desirable.

We all speak of falling in love.
I speak to you of love’s madness,
of being obliterated by love,
covered by the inky substance of love,
lost in the labyrinth of love,
standing at the rocky precipice
where I still know who I am,
and that great leap of abandon
into the wonderfully infinite
God.

There are love stores,
and there is obliteration into love.
~ Rumi
trans. Coleman Barks

Brian Mueller
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Brian lives in Dayton, Ohio. He occupies his days working as a graphic and web designer, but not before waking up with a cup of tea and devoting a little bit of time to both reading and meditating. His dog Simon cheerfully keeps him company and inspires him to continue his efforts. Though writing poetry has helped him glimpse a much larger universe, Brian still enjoys staying close to home where he can go to local festivals and spend more time with his wife Melissa.