Bita is a poet and a writer from Jakarta, Indonesia. Bita believes that the best way to tackle the world is to do things out of love and sincerity, a value she puts in every one of her creations. You can find her @urgeekypoet on Twitter and Medium

what is love?
i’ve begun to realize that it is more abstract than i thought
it is more beautiful
more fluid

we were taught that love means butterflies,
and making more love

but i don’t think it fits the type of love i’m feeling

love can be waking them up to surprise them,
organizing a birthday party,
ice cream and taking them places they never went to,
or associating memories with fandoms

love is abstract
love is strong, and trust, and possibilities
love is staying awake when they need you,
love is ditching your dick appointment to take care of them,
love is forgiving

love is amplifying your small voice,
love is fighting the fights you aren’t strong enough to take on yourself,
love is amer and soju and cigarettes and lights out on the roof while dancing to BTS and Florence + The Machine

love is caring for yourself,
love is playing board games at night and trying not to be caught that you are staying up late,
love is watching anime,
love is quitting something bad,
love is living,
love is letting go of someone you love who loves you back because you want them to be happy,
love is remembering their favorite lines from How I Met Your Mother despite hating the series,

love is taking away your pain, even for just 1%, or 0.00001%,
love is clear standards and boundaries,
love is opening up my heart for the chance of more love,
love is waiting at the finish line because you know they’d reach it, no matter how long

love is warm
love is kind
love is natural
love is inherent
love is not just one thing
romantic, schmantics,
love is love
any kind of love

what is love to you?

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