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Say no to love

and love will let you

have your way.

Love will grieve

and love will say,

“Remember words you wrote

upon the sand and let

the tide erase,” but if you

choose to work at life

and forbid play, love will remind

you what the Bible says,

“Cut off your hand, gouge out

your eye if they offend you.”

Only be sure they do

or you mutilate what

love itself created.

If you choose tidy love

and immaculate conception,

love will say no to

its own emasculation.