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No Antidote

"Each idle theme of love a shadow yields." -- a puck unapologetic
* * * Oh, how I love thee! How I dote on thee! Though mortal fools believe thee but an ass! Blind each to thine essential bel esprit! Each e'er to gold desiring barnyard grass! To idly munch on mere a dream of love! Devouring airy nothings promise crammed! A summer's lease! False Egypt! Venal dove! Flight ending mangled in despair ere damned! A shadow toppled from Olympus high! At Earth's abandoned reach! Poseidon's edge! Dashed wishes! Clinging hope hot tears belie! To glacial Hades bondslaves! Bankrupt's pledge! Yet mine eyes clear perforce at each new height On thee alone, fair Reason, wisely light! * * * "Strong Emotions" Poetry Contest Sponsor Emile Pinet August 1, 2022 References The Primary Emotion love

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