Love is not something you feel,
Loving is something you do.
Love is about gritting your teeth,
And seeing the hard times through.
Love is not easy or hard,
Love is not passive or fate.
Love does not confer a good time,
And it can often feel like hate.
Love is a product of labor.
Love doesn’t finish at five.
Love is a consistent task,
And its payout is feeling alive.