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Love Happens

Boyfriend, girlfriend: that is 
what they are known by  
They promise never to say to 
each other goodbye.

They call what is between them, 
But does it last a quarter their 
age for them to have?

“Oh, let me warn you, sisters in 
Jerusalem, by the gazelles,
Yes, by all the wild deer: don’t 
excite love, don’t stare it up,
Until the time is ripe and you’re 

Boyfriend, girlfriend; if you have 
me queried,
Love just happens.

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