Love happens

by Andrada Costoiu

Your invitation was like a pistol,
Shot at the beginning of a race,
One that transformed my pipe dreams
Into something extraordinarily real.
I never really recognized what was happening,
Until the moment I realized I was all in.

A tornado, strong and fierce,
Tangled together, 
I should try to pull myself back,
Yet it feels warm and inviting. 
Logic is beside the point,
Just like rationality and self-preservation,
To me,
It is likely that love is one of the ungovernable forces,
Just like gravity,
It just happens…..

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Shadows of love

by Andrada Costoiu

The midnight saw the moon 
Round and gold, no other stars
She was alone,
Just like me.

I tried to close my eyes,
To stop thinking,
But sometimes my mind
Acts like a Medici tyrant.
Shadows of the promises you made,
Were dancing in every corner,
And I knew that I cannot put eyelids
On what was to follow:
News wreck
Involving some “truth” that crushed my wings.
Does that mean that I will have to be walking from now on?
Would it be possible to go be a caterpillar again?
At least that would mean hope,
I always liked to fly.

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Love actually

By Andrada Costoiu

I didn’t have time to think,
My heart said yes before reason.

I remember when we meet,
For a second none of us moved.
In a room with noisy people
We felt as surrounded by a thousand silent faces,
And then you said : “meet me outside?”
I went straight to the door
To stumble in the plaza lit by the moonlight, with you.

Unstoppable attraction drew us together,
And then,
We molted into the story of two lovers separated by oceans.

We are near and far,
In the midst of uncertain,
One things seems to hold:
The emails we write.
We construct paradise in the wilderness of our dreams,
We fight for freedom from blind tyranny of distance,
We race each other into the light of love,
We play roles that no preacher can find.

Today I plucked hopes from the three of dreams,
My hands seemed to comprehended the needs of my heart.
With the hopes I made myself this pair of wings,
To fly to you.

In an infinite universe,
The twang of gravity is so powerful when it comes to lovers.
Love will always stay in orbit,
The orbit of two dreaming souls. 

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Lost and found

by Andrada Costoiu

Everything has its time and place,
We met, we feel in love and parted ways,
We got lost in the cultures of many different places.  

I often asked myself,
How many lovers did I encounter all these years,
And YET, I still ask for you in the form of someone else’s?

 As unfair as a hurricane, 
Life happens, 
You can’t plan …
The universe always prevails.   

But the HOPE always exists.
The time measured in the heart, 
Is not the same as days, months and years,
Maybe my heart had a hangover,
Because it feels like just yesterday I was with you.   

The GPS says, “Your destination is on the right”
The voice that only gave me directions for so long,
Sounds now like a whispered confession,
That ignites a fire and sends shivers down my spine.

I always knew,
That we still have mountains to move and tides to turn,
Together…..

 An open door, you’re smiling.
What is love….
But a tale of desire, courage and strength?
What is love….
But a grandiose tale about power, madness and a dozen of other things?  

What is felt inside your heart is the only strong force that will guide your life.
From the million screaming thoughts that always crossed my mind,
The one “ together with you” has never left me,
In the end we are all reminded
That love…
Will always bring us back where we belong,
And I belong with you.

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Modern “Swan Lake”

by Andrada Costoiu

Red roses and denim jeans,
I see your eyes when I close mines,
Me, standing at the top of the stairs,
Waiting,
To say hello to you again…

This morning I Googled the distance between us,
Thousands of miles….  

Sometimes I look at the space and the time zones that separate us,
with playful, architectural choreography.
 I imagine myself in pointe shoes,
In painful and visible effort trying to cross the space between us.
I’d do anything for our love…

I think this season’s “Swan Lake” is harder than before, 
I dance, if you’d be close you’ll see the sweat and hear my breathing.
  But I wont resign, 
Our Odile is the distance and I wont let “her” tear us apart.

Day and night, wild dance,
Forever hopeful instead of lost,
I’m embracing the future. 
Written words are our powerful lifeline,
I patch the distance with photographs and snippets of our everyday lives,
Sometimes I just send you kisses poured out of ink from a bleeding pen.

The black swan will not win this time, 
In spite of her efforts.
Although the distance is dizzying,
Thousands of miles don’t matter for the heart.
Tomorrow is another day,
And everyday that passes brings me closer to the moment
Of me, standing at the top of the stairs,
And you…
In denim jeans and with red roses,
Saying hello to me …once again.

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Unconditional love

By Andrada Costoiu

I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle,
Feelings, emotions, thoughts,
All run through me in different shapes and colors.
I’m constantly moving.
Sometimes my thoughts escalate too quickly,
Sometimes my feelings strike,
Sometimes struggles surround me like the elephant in the room.
 
I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle.
Miraculously,
These thousands of free jigsaw puzzles,
Oddly shaped, whimsical sometimes,
Challenge your brain,
But you move them with your usual motions,
With a smile on your face and a sparkle in your eyes.
 
I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle.
There have been plenty of times when you were stuck,
The way you scratched your head and laughed almost made me want to smack you,
But then I laughed too,
Knowing that jigsaw solving is not an overnight process.
 
I’m a mosaic jigsaw puzzle.
 It’s not easy to give all your parts to someone and trust that they’ll know how to handle them.
It’s not easy for someone to pick up your pieces and know where they fit,
It can get challenging, tiring!
 
Fortunately, love is the divine energy that is encouraging us all,
To find the possibility in every problem, in every setback, 
And to solve even the most complicated jigsaw puzzles,
Because whether we like or not,
We all are….. jigsaw puzzles.

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When love shows up

by Andrada Costoiu

Wandering souls in this world with breathtaking meadows and beautiful sunrises,
Stretches of longings speak to our desire to be loved,
And to love.
 
We’re dancing to the beat of our hearts,
Play sappy playlists,
Dream on rainy nights about an ethereal soulmate.
 
Wait! Soulmate?
How are you supposed to find yours in a world with 7.5 billion people!
If you would break down the numbers, it’s scientifically impossible…..
 
But that’s not the science of us,
Not the science of you and me.
Because….
Darling….
I knew you were coming….
A thousand stars see you at night,
And they announce your footsteps.
 
In a world limited by the four dimensions,
Our consciousness is free,
It is free to feel,
And I just know,
That love happens when it happens, and it will happen.
 
May we all find love…..or hold on to the one we have.

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You

by Andrada Costoiu

A barefoot butterfly,
Keeps dancing through my stomach,
I ache,
I see you in the cup of morning coffee I drink each day,
I see you in every sunrise,
I see you in every crashing wave that kisses the shore.
 
Even the ocean calms itself,
But I cannot,
I tried.
I miss you and I’ll say it,
Even if this costs me my pride, my dignity.
 
Of all the men I’ve fallen in love with,
You were the only one that shook my hand and looked into my eyes a little longer,
You were the only one who dipped his feet into the pool,
And said: “tell me your story”,
You were the only one that was running down the stairs to open the door for me,
You were the only one, the only one who had the strength to love me.
 
We’re not orbiting one another anymore.
I thought that temporary nature of everything will dust my feelings too,
But that didn’t happen….
Do you know why?
Because you’re my Rosetta stone for love,
….and I miss you.

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It takes two to tango

by Andrada Costoiu


Thanks for signing up, you said to me….
I did, didn’t I? I can’t remember when we started,
But I can feel my burning soles….
 
Sway ….like the ocean,
Sway…like the tongues of burning fire,
Same step, locked,
Abandonment in two.
 
I once believed that love burns red,
But you have taught me the invisible flame lesson.
I belong! I belong into your soul’s alchemy,
Pure fire craving transcendence,
That reaches out into my soul.
  
Me and you,
This dance…..
Maybe there is a celestial employee,
That seemingly creates spaces of love,
Otherwise how did we find each other, in perfect synchrony,
How did we even start to dance?
 
The alchemy of burning love,
You, me, the tango, our private ecstasy. 

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What is love?

by Andrada Costoiu

What is love?
 
What does love look like?
I wish I could be inside one’s heart when love appears in all its neonatal glory.
Maybe it looks like a speckle of light,
Or like a speckle of matter with very fast vibrating atoms.
 
How does it feel?
Somehow we all manage to articulate the magic of love,
The aching, the yearning, the magnetic, the endless…..
Some call love a delicate emotion,
But if you think about all the energy that runs through your body when you’re in love,
You’ll risk electrocution.
 
What is it…..
It is the undefinable  and the beautiful,
It’s the beginning and the end,
It is the unbound energy that makes you smile and feel.
 
What is love….my love?
To me, love is you.

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