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I Do Love Her

I do love her,
but in my own way.
Constant distractions
of passionate resolve.

Close enough now
I falter,
my dubious heritage
seeps to destroy again.

Excuses become reasons
to play a familiar role.

"I am better than this."
I gently remind myself.
Words betray feelings
when self-understanding fades.

I want it.
I want you.
I want everything.

Once more into the breach
dear friends.

I still do love her,
you know. 

-MR, 12/7/18

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