Monday, 12 February 2018


Whether you believe it began with Lupercalia,
Or with the romanticism of a Christian martyr,
It is the time, or so they say,
For gestures and declarations
of love.
As if there were ever anything to stop or restrain,
Anything to inhibit, anything to slow or stall,
Such feelings or such expression –
That can be removed or lessened
By a day.
The reservation of a day for romance and for love
Does not liberate or empower – it inhibits us!
Let love flow now, then, and always.
Commercial concerns have no place
Scheduling love.
Written February 2018
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