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Is love to you

what it is to me?

Does it possess you

and arrest you—

or does it hush and soothe

you restless soul?

Does it make you sigh

for a Valentine

when you long, alone,

for pretty things?

Does it drive you wild

(to a point past beguile)

and throw to the wind

your modesty?

Or does it open your eyes

and clarify

what you were always

too blind

to seek?

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There once was a man who lost his favorite cat.
He searched and searched, but to no avail: his beloved cat was nowhere to be found.

“Woe is me!” he cried at the end of another fruitless search one day, “There is no use, the search is futile; my beloved cat is gone—he is no longer!”

At that moment, he heard a tapping on the door leading out of his room (he had not thought of looking past there before).

Tap, tap, tap.

He opened the door—Lo and behold, it was his cat! “Where have you been, my dearest cat!” the man shouted, lifting the feline into a loving embrace.
“I was here all along, my master,” the cat replied solemnly, “all you had to do was believe.”

Then the man awoke. His favorite cat lay sleeping at his feet.

He was still hungover.

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I do not pretend
to comprehend
The eccentricities
of
heart
you
send.
I find it fruitless to even try.

And though your eyes
do seem to pry,
I beg you please
to
quell
your
mind:
My thoughts are not for you to spend.

How I wish for us
to share in trust
Before our
bodies
turn
to
dust,
but find betrayal more a force:

Should we divorce
our desired course—
through time,
or fate,
or even
worse—
Please understand why part we must.

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