Saturday, February 8, 2014

thinking outside the box

I was younger then;
i thought i knew the form 
and the look of love;
the definition of its gifts,
the look, the taste, the smell of them.

age has changed that,
as it changed so many things.
its the blessing and the curse 
that comes with the living.

Someone I loved once gave me 
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this too
was a gift.

Mary Oliver

Exactly right.

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