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A quickie

If I were Hansel, you would be my Gretel. If I were Jaime, you would be my Cersei. If I were your brother, you would be my beloved sister. “You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!”* Alas, you never liked the fantasies of ancient incestuous hymns, preferring the realism of contemporary haiku:

okay, a quickie 
but then we go see my mom
and dad anyway

*The Song of the Songs, 4 (9.10)

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Date: 10/20/2019 7:51:00 PM
Hmm... but we muse about many things
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 10/21/2019 11:54:00 AM
We muse and we choose. Thank you, Kim)
Date: 10/20/2019 8:02:00 AM
Good poem, bad subject, do read my translated one, stay happy.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 10/21/2019 11:51:00 AM
Thanks, Hamid)
Date: 10/19/2019 3:19:00 PM
I can see why people are reluctant to comment on this one.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 10/19/2019 6:25:00 PM
It's nothing special in this poem, really. The protagonist just doesn't feel like leaving the house)