Dorothy’s Discourse on Love as Poetic Theme

“Love Verse is long dead—
only great truths stir
the pained world’s revolt”

my miffed lover said,
yet could not deter:
“All verse is a cult…

we thread words for fame
or sanity—or
themselves; and Love’s fault

is Man’s…how all came
forth from dreams held dear
to him, Sensing’s salt

in his wound, the same
hue as Love, its peer.”

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Laurence Foshee is a Tulsa, Oklahoman with poetry and prose in Dragon Poet Review, The Drabble, The Tulsa Review, and a forthcoming Oklahoma anthology honoring the memory of The Greenwood District. When not reading and writing poetry, his work in patient transport during the entire first year of the Covid-19 pandemic has driven him to resume pre-health studies and pursue osteopathic medicine. He hopes to find commonalities in helping others within these disparate, higher callings.

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