poetry = nonsense
nonsense = meaninglessness
meaninglessness = void
void = nothingness
nothingness = spirit

there was heartache in his eyes resignation something serious the vestiges of desire gone sour and cold desolation but also consequent strength a determination born of the emancipation from the domain of hope and with it tenderness an embrace of what is the openness possible only when the self is utterly absent all of this she read from his face in an instant [28-II-2020]
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