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Monday, April 13, 2020


by Jack Kristiansen

"The Lovers II" (1928) by Rene Magritte

For years we were sure
there could be little joy

in their passion,
not much of a promise

in their commitment.
But what did we know?

Now that we see
why the veils

the kissing lovers wear
make some sense,

we still worry
about the risk.

Jack Kristiansen exists in the composition books and computer files of William Aarnes who lives in South Carolina.