Contemporary Love Poems

Year

2011
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Sleep on while I am talking
I am just arranging the curtains
over your naked breasts.
Love doesn't look too closely...
love looks very closely
the shock of beauty you gave me
the third rail that runs through our hospitality...
from The Ecstasy by Phillip Lopate

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