Treasure Island

Janice Windle


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If not for Love

If you and I had never met and loved,
My heart would be a tight black bud,
Forever furled, seeming to be promising
A fragrant opening, a spreading bed of roses,
But closed, bitten early by the frost,
Denying access to the butterfly of love.

If my eyes had never opened on your clear gaze,
My blindness, my oblivion, would be complete.

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