What is love for?

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What is love for

If someone

Drinks it in,

Consumes it:

When one is

Simply a vessel

For another’s


When silence

Is expected

In the face of


What is love for

In a world

Such as this,

Where only

The privileged

Are granted

Their wish?

What is love for?

For another’s need?

Their desire?

Their greed?

Setting one up

To fulfill any deed?

For what is love meant

Without consent,

With bitter


Is it not then

Just another


What is love for?

When the outcome,

Without apology,

Is something

Which feels

Neither safe

Nor happy?

© Niliema Karkhanis

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