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can we not love


again, or
indeed,
for the first time, perhaps,
for you...but,

not for me?


can we
not love this
time...the breadth
of life itself ,overflowing?

can we not,
this time, make my
dreams come
true?


for

I would have given
my life for you, and have,
perchance, having finally proven
myself worthy, only
to find you long
gone


(of course)

for such is
the price of a work ethic
run riot...and the taste
of failure, amid
success


and I,
now, taste such
amidst these, my dreamings

I, now that I
succeed

 I
  fail 




John Henry Calvinist