Love has not made us good.
We still do all the cynics said we would –
Struggle like heroes searching for a war,
Still want too much, and more.
Love has not made us nice.
Elders and betters with their best advice
Can’t stir us from the lounger by the pool.
We dodge all work like school,
Leave urgent debts unpaid,
Cancel the solemn promises we’ve made
If loyalties or circumstances change.
Our thoughts are no less strange,
But love has made us last.
We do together all that in the past
We did alone; err not as one but two
And this is how I knew.
– Sophie Hannah