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This Love…

This love’s gone viral –
   lethal, it can kill if you’re young, weak, or ill
      even the vigorous
      can barely stand it
Tough it out, strongman
   Tough it out
When the worse thing that can happen, happens
      and your good friends tell you to move on
         Tough it out
Do they move on
   when it happens to them?
The virus hits again --
   feverish, she’s a ghost of who she was
      ghastly
a pretend friend, mean
   a member of the newly dead
Let us mourn for her then, since we must
   there she is in the rain, spectral,
      cold, small, wrinkled, and wet

-December 6, 2006-