Is blind (after Denise Levertov’s O Taste and See) (Poem)

The world
Sees too much but
Is blind.

The Hallmark card said,
Meaning Love, meaning
If anything that exists
In the heart’s delusive vision,

Perfection, eternal, symmetry,
Mania, clichés, totality,
Scene, mirage, forgiveness,
To crave, to thirst, imbibe, possess

Into the imperfect reality
A romanticized image, walking down the aisle, rings, promises,
Living together and growing

The eternal lines
And the blurry eyes
Of time.

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