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- by tabish khair
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Love is a picture.
It needs to be framed
Before it is hung
Behind the sofa, or

Put on the mantelpiece
With the Eiffel Tower
In the backdrop, or the Taj
Mahal, or flowers

Filling a far garden.
Sometimes the frame’s wrong
Sometimes it’s the wrong wall,
Sometimes it has to be wrung

Free from frame and set
Like a looted diamond
Elsewhere. There are always
Good reasons, sound

Ones, to break, smash, lop,
Or send it back to shop.

 
 
was published in November 2018
 
 
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