He loved her so much that he snapped her ribs

Just to take hold of her heart,

So that she would not carry its weight alone.

Feeling so light,

She forgot just how heavy one's heart is.

He loved her so much that he sliced at her shoulders

Just to hold her arms,

So that she might never lift a finger.

Feeling so light,

She forgot just how heavy one's limbs are.

He loved her so much that he shaved her head

Just to hold her hair,

So that she would not be troubled by appearances.

Feeling so light,

She forgot just how striking she was.

He loved her so much that he cracked her skull

Just to procure her brain,

So that she would not be afflicted by thought.

Feeling so light,

She forgot her personal convictions, and relied on his.

He showed her a way,

A certain way of loving someone-

So that when she tried to walk alone,

She fell upon broken legs.