Loved to Death

(Loved to Death)
The age when things go wrong,
they will love you to death

irrational demands, stitched hands,
they will love you to death

in the cold quenching opium markets
they will love you to death

their smiles are corrupt
they will love you to death

don’t believe a word
they will love you to death

dismiss the compliments
they will love you to death

as they slow the whole world down
they will love you to death


Authors: Andrew Hudgins, Louise Gluck, David Wagoner, Loren Goodman, Conor O’Callaghan, Joel Brouwer, Billy Collins, George Szirtes, Charlene Fix, Richard Wilbur, Randall Mann, Albert Goldbarth, Bob Hicok, H.L. Hix, Zach Finch, Jennifer Michael Hecht (Poetry Foundation May/ August 2005)

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