Verus Amor

A painting will never love you back,

like a woman or a child


An opera may cause your heart to sing,

then leave you twice beguiled


Platonic zeal may fill the hours,

a pleasant interlude


But requited love will change your life

—and end your solitude


(Haverford Pennsylvania: September, 2020)

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