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Poem: Love is a Drug

Love is a Drug

“It is better to have loved and lost,
than never to have loved at all.”
That might be the single biggest lie I’ve ever heard

Love is a drug
Love’s high rivals that of any other

Does the addict say,
“It was better to have gotten high once,
than to never to have been high at all”?

Certainly not
He was better off before that first high

He lives with the knowledge of how great he can feel
He lives with the paradox of how easy it is to feel it again,
But to do so will most likely kill him

Love’s high is not as easily obtained
You cannot buy it on the corner
And worse, love’s high won’t kill you but actually can make you live longer

I’m not so sure it is better to have loved and lost
The only reprise in having known love’s high,
is that it will force you to seek it out once again

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