On: Love
Tre L. Loadholt
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Love is a most elusive quality (those crucial words)

Love is a most elusive quality

It graces mouths of murderers

engenders suicides

and otherwise means

more obsession

than calmness

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Love is most elusive

when exclaimed from

shriekland

to wherever

noise may end

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But in my little world

it has a place

I’m happy with

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It is too slippery to be

a value

It is too vaunted to be

in first place

I let it rest between two

stickler words

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Freedom

Love

Justice

Then add another

for a measure

Non-idolatry

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Justice trumps love

Freedom allows it

Non-idolatry

makes it almost comical

to speak of it

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Sort of like Shakespeare’s

honor

So fallible

are we

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When I count loves

I count them by degrees

and what remains

are just a few

I can’t explain

They’re Wittgenstein’s

unspeakables

too heavenly to be besmirched

and sandwiched

by

those crucial words