Love Looks Different

In front of a nighttime crowd, holding signs, a woman in a Black Lives Matter sweatshirt raises her fist into the air.

Love is patient
Love is kind
It does not envy
It is not proud
Love bears all things

We know these words, use these words when we refer to one person loving another.

Love looks different when we relate to systems.
Love looks different in the face of injustice.

It is then that
Love is resistant
Love is defiant
It is not backing down
It is staying in the streets
Love is holding each other and ourselves accountable.
Love is challenging — because none of us is free until all of us are free.

Love is protest
Protest is love

Love bears all things