As quietly as a snowflake falls upon the ground,
love steals into your heart.
It doesn’t announce its arrival,
nor does it ask permission to stay.
Love simply enters into your life
while your guard is down,
taking up residence – whether it is welcome or not.
It follows no rules save its own,
and that is to confuse and beguile.
Love is not in a hurry to make its presence known,
choosing instead to hide in the shelter
of a heart unsuspecting,
only to emerge when it is too late to evict.
No…love does not give warning
…and love does not ask permission.
Love simply is.