Sacrifice Of Love

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Cupid's arrow doesn't always discriminate where it lands...

 

He wants her

she wants him

they have... for months.

 

They create opportunities

to be in the same place

at the same time

until

the yearning is too great

then they withdraw

for a while.

 

Like teenagers

they love... and hate... the game

as they move about each other

careful to avoid physical contact

for fear

the electricity might ignite

explode

into uncontrollable passion!

 

As likely as this is

each respects the other’s

unspoken decision

to disallow connection

both loyal

to the man who is...

 

His best friend

and

Her husband.

 

c. Kathryn Coughran

 

First published: 1993

In: Live At Don Bank

Live Poets’ Anthology No 2

(Kathryn Andersen)

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