VALENTINE

 

Light is recognized

Due to darkness

Love is treasured

From knowing hate

The ecstatic throes of passion

Somehow resemble throes of violence

Blood

Flows in either direction

Both

Hold passion

Both

Hold ecstasy

But hold only

To your own thread

Recognize

Your own ground

For if you do not have faith

You do not have anything

Look outward

Then look inward

But, know only the fool watches the mirror

For reflections are not real

In a millisecond

An opportunity is lost

In a millisecond

An opportunity is gained

Both light

And pain

Brings truth

They beat the priest

Stoned him

And right before the sword removed his head

He wrote her a short note

Handing it to her father

Just before the sword fell

The note was simply signed,

 

“From your Valentine.”