When Love Arrives, a spoken word poem by Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye. In typography format. One of the most beautiful things I have seen in a long time.
One of my favorite things about this poem is how Sarah and Phil say the lines “Maybe Love stays/ can’t”. She says “maybe love stays” as if pleading to man with a packed up suitcase at the door while the man responds “maybe love can’t” with a stubborn final demand… Just that sort of heart wrenching sort of beautiful.
Maybe Love stays. Maybe Love can’t. Maybe Love shouldn’t. Love arrives exactly when Love is supposed to. And Love leaves exactly when Love must. When Love arrives, say, “Welcome, make yourself comfortable.” If Love leaves, ask her to leave the door open behind her, turn off the music, listen to the quiet, whisper, “Thank you for stopping by”
I’ve been listening to this a lot lately. I don’t know why but this spoke to me. And I tear up listening to it. And it reminds me that things in life happens for a reason, even though it can be tear inducing, heart wrenching, and can reduce you into a whimpering sobbing mess…because as they say ‘love arrives exactly when love is supposed to, and love leaves exactly when love must.’