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A Mystic Vine by Richard King Perkins II

17 Oct 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: The Sculpture by Denny E. Marshall


Fools fall in love
because there is no other way
to go about it.
All the bending and twisting and angling
that must occur is a fool’s errand at best.
In a decade or two
they will each wonder
who was the greater fool
to end up in this ridiculous state.
But they will have been fooled again.
Love is not static. Love is not refined.
Love is a mystic vine
bending, twisting, angling
redefining itself every long day
ensnaring even old fools
because love is willing to live
in the absurd even
if it lives just a little.

About the author:

Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.

Art: The Sculpture by Denny E. Marshalldennymarshall.com

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