Ecstasy / Tragedy

The biggest ecstasy 

resides – like beautiful 

friendships do – 

at home 

in roaming back and forth:

where two people 

love, and for both 

this love works fine.

And the biggest tragedy 

resides – like saddening 

friendships do –

at home

in roaming forth and back:

where two people 

live, and for neither

party does this live work at all.

And between the latter 


and the wondrous former


I find myself utterly nonplussed 

to discover that love in itself

is not quite enough 

to tame 

the us 

we once might have kind remained.

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