Yes, my love is selfish.
I realised this when she asked me why I kept on loving with such passionate recklessness even after I’d been hurt so many times by the one at whom I’d channeled that intense emotion.
I love for many reasons; discovered it instinctively; live and die with it as my breath. Still, at the core of my motivation for loving, & loving the way I do, lies an intense form of personal gratification 🙂
I love, & will yet still love all the more, because in those moments when I give expression to my capacity for love, I am most alive.