Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Pill to Swallow


“Strongest of all these is love”,
a sentiment held by the young,
who have yet to meet the perfect storm
of failed expectations and jealousy;
and surprisingly the old,
who seek a dinner partner as they
candles slowly sputter out.
For those in between, burnt by proximity
to the nuclear blast
or frozen on a footpath through
an Arctic wasteland
realize a bitter truth:
Love is the strongest reason
for an early grave.
For those who endure,
 we might get a dinner date
or two before the check is due.

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