Love From a Leper

It manifests,
deep within the vulnerable parts.
And pollutes,
what once was pure.

Think the black plague,
in Europe.
Think Barry Bonds,
in baseball.

Think the First Amendment,
in school.
Think no smoking,
in bars.

It festers,
within the hearts chambers.
And dilutes,
what once was strong resolve.

Think one potato chip,
opposed to finishing the bag.
Think one drink,
when the night’s still young.

Think of touching,
without tasting.
Think of tasting,
without swallowing.

It’s parasitic in nature,
what it touches it devours.
It’s metabolic synthesis,
in a neat and rotting parcel.

It’s torn flesh,
beginning to heal.
It’s medicinally applicable,
when attempting to feel.

It has the ability to make you stronger.
The ability to make you whole.
It has the capability,
to repair what past love’s stole.

An infection of the truly divine,
decaying and complicated kind.

All my L3per Love.

Love From a Leper

Edibl3leper

New Haven, United States

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Artist's Description

Never perfect, always honest to the point of excruciating pain, I both recognize my faults and failures, while admitting my love is his drug… and probably many many others. I love truly, wholly and all consumingly. Real love isn’t perfect but it is worth it.

Disclaimer: I have a brilliant friend who alerted me to the existence of grammar inconsistency, and although I know she is right, correcting it seems the greater of the evil. For, were I to correct it, I could not convey the thought with the proper cadence or rhyme scheme. Leaving the error may be the easy way out, but it also seems the right thing to do when the other option is compromising my artistic intent. How snotty did that make me sound? lol

The error is in:

It has the capability,
to repair what past love’s stole.

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