the three terrible words


How do you pronounce love
on this mythic occasion?
Everyone has uttered aloud
the three terrible words
a billion times
as if they were always novel, new:
lovers insist they’re real & unique
because meant for each other
But wise men note
nothing is ever original, fresh
all tread the path
toward familiar desolation & despair.
O How they cross their fingers
as they whisper truths
in each other’s ears!

Blues, February 2011
Edel Garcellano.
Siraulo talaga nun.


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