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St. Valentines Day

by Preethi Burnett
(Leeds, UK)


I heard the words hidden in your head
Wrapped in the opalescent layers of violet vows
Don't say it loud, they might soon disappear
Midst the darkness of fear and doubt

I heard the words hidden in your head
Sacred bitter-sweet thoughts that you weave
Don't dare pen it down, beware
For they are nothing but deceit

I heard the words hidden in your head
Hide them from me and my vulnerability
What you mean is malicious mystery
Resolve I may never ever, even if I live to be....

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