I gashed my heart open and let my love pour out all over you like blood. As my love gushed out, drenching you in its liquid warmth, I realized that I was dying, for I cannot live without love. My beloved, in a panic, gashed their heart open too. Their blood spewed all over me. They embraced me, and together, our hearts stopped beating. The spilled love sunk in through our pores, puddling around us. Eventually, as if by magic, our eyes fluttered open, our hearts started beating in sync, and we came back to life. We are the same as we were before, but we are better. We have expelled the impurities from our hearts and our love flows like a steady river, giving us life, quenching our thirst, connecting us.