Thursday, June 17, 2010

Love is a Polyphage

Love is a polyphage
always consuming
insatiably thirsting
to swallow some more
Did you think it was gentle?
or mild and alluring?
these tricks it will play
as it slavers for more
Do you think you can dabble?
dip toe in the water?
watch out for your ankle
your legs, and much more
You may hold it at arms length
(beware for your arm)
but at last 'twil accept
your refusals no more
for love is a polyphage
incurably hungry
if it dies of starvation
you'll see it no more.

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