Love in Shadow


Love in Shadow

Each February,
love-deprived people
come out of shadow
for the feast of Saint Valentine.
Renewing the hope
that love might be lurking
behind sentimental words
within the folds
of a Hallmark card,
dipped in heart-shaped
milk chocolate,
or permeating the
fragrant soft petals
of a dozen red roses.
And every year, like
the year before
the mark is missed
and love goes with them
back into the shadow.




2 thoughts on “Love in Shadow

  1. I must be one of them. It seems like there is something is special about today, I don’t know what, but everybody seems to writing about it! Yours is only one I could swallow…


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