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Above the fences,

beyond walls

outside our self-wrought barricades

our hearts connect

anode, cathode, *

to some cosmic battery.

We cannot touch

our ions would explode

and all the world

would melt.

Yet our magnetic tears

are mixed

producing heat and light.

Without you

I could not see

to write another poem,

nor would I have

the energy

to smile.


(c) 1979, 2015  Betty Hayes Albright


* Lame metaphor based on what I remembered from chemistry and physics classes –  electric batteries, anodes and cathodes, etc.

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