truth, beauty, love

Truth and Beauty
or was it
Love and Beauty?

Can Love ever be truthful
or Truth loving?
perhaps for others

A cunning and deceitful friend
Love takes over my thoughts
until I am almost run over by a car

A drug with side effects
unreasonable happiness, then
confusion, loss, despair

that's being in love
but what is Love
it is not the same as being in love

I can see beauty
I can hear truth
how can I ever perceive love?

A bundle of plumeria flowers
on a bare branch
twenty feet in the air

where I can smell them
from a footbridge
twenty feet in the air