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To: a former lover - From: a living poet

Time our encompass
Voiding our embrace
Replays our involvement
With an underlying grace
Getting best of better
Very good of good
Time the pre-dawn leveler of
All for which we stood
Alone nights are lonelier
Ever than before
Time has made me miss your kiss
More and more and more
Fights and feuds have lost their sting
Gross infidelity a trifling thing
Time it seems has miniaturized
What we together
Could not bring to size
Time the conqueror
Of every quest
The colorful humorless colorless jest
Has wrenched this reality
From my mind
We as all things
Were subjects in time

Written by Orlando S. Boykin


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