their labels carry our love.
Coarse Mandarin, twilight day;
Grasping straw words and ripping them apart.
This house is too big, too hollow you say;
Gossamer curtains, entropic heart.
I will close these doors for you but
pain, you mustn't feel alone.
This physical space constrains us yet
their labels; they carry our love.
So for all which you bear, each
withering, silvering hair;
fall gently in the remembering,
of what we all
their labels carry our love attempts to capture the unexplainable, enigmatic power which man-made names lend to the harsh reality of life.