Sunday, February 14, 2010

Longing for love

Somewhere in Mexico,
a small white flower
glistens in a red cocoon;
Somewhere a heart
is bursting into bloom.

And every year,
about this time
thousands of heart-shaped boxes
-- also bursting, but with candies --
eager to give,
leap into arms
of hungry maidens
who perhaps mistakenly assume
a cardboard heart and a pound of chocolate
will somehow assuage their longing for love...

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