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Valentine Ashes

Since young men who weren’t wed made better soldiers, an emperor banned marriages for them. An empire’s weight fell squarely on their shoulders, their blood worth more than any engagement gem. Yet Valentine, a priest, in secret, wed men to … Continue reading

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Maestro

My friend, you are for me a special teacher of things that I could never learn from books, though others see in you a different feature, that I see too: the cuteness of your looks. Your love for everyone is … Continue reading

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Blossom Kiss

Though anyone who watched might think it weird, I smooched a lip-like blossom with a passion, as if we were a pair who’d grown endeared, so that I wished to kiss it in French fashion. For I have long resented … Continue reading

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Earthy Words

for Iris For years, my words have been so squeaky clean, with nothing of the naughtiness they had, when, with you, I was playfully obscene, with license to behave as lusty lad. I often had a chance for talking dirty, … Continue reading

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Evolving Vision

You looked at others through a lens of need that’s tinted with what they could do for you– the thirst that they could quench or hunger feed, and that perspective colored all your view. You’ve looked at others not as … Continue reading

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Contemplative Love

You press a hand upon your chest and say the name of someone dear to you and hold an image of them in your heart, the way you’d keep within a treasure chest some gold. You say that you are … Continue reading

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Eskimo Kisses

for Iris We kissed like Eskimos, with just each nose, when it was cold outside and lips could freeze, though thanks to inner warmth they never froze despite the biting from a Northern breeze. Years later, though, the love itself grew … Continue reading

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