love letters
by: poetic abortion ( 10/5/05 )

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he burns love letters
while she cherishes them
carries them in a tightly sealed box
- along with her heart ( so proud it glows )
he once believed in fairy tales & now he thinks they are sugar-
coated fantasies made so children can believe in d r e a m s
while she ponders & waits ( oh, she hopes ) for her prince to come
he leaves fractured hearts burning in the flame
& she swallows the key without a second thought