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of love


in a death-heart

bled dry of wet hope

and tears and all feeling

pleasure-killed by brutal life

a  u n i v e r s a l  m u r d e r e r

is a violent shocking redemption

that dissolves the calluses on my soul

painfully in a deluge of tears

wetting the face of love’s midwife

holding my new newborn heart

in her caressing hands

caressing new life

from old stale death

which has died

in re-


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