Vital Signs Include the Pulse of Love

Nelson Ajibise

Vital signs include the pulse of love
As measured by the grace with which one lives.
Love maintains the spirit’s health and gives
Each life a dignity that none need prove.
Nor need a lover need a lover of
The moment to enjoy what this day brings.
In every heart an unspent hope has wings,
Nestled in, but placed to make its move.
Embrace, then, what you cannot do without.
‘Ere night the pulse of love should make you dance
So that your movement mirrors what you feel.
Dance with grace too beautiful to doubt,
Alive to the allurement of romance,
Yearning with a joy you can’t conceal.