by Megan Nolan
Love was the final consolation, would set ablaze the fields of my life in one go, leaving nothing behind. I thought of it as a force which would clean me and by its presence make me worthy of it. There was no religion in my life after early childhood, and a great faith in love was what I had cultivated instead.Oh, don't laugh at me for this, for being a woman who says this to you. I hear myself speak.