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Against Nothing

© Jill Chan

To be free of pain.
Is that what we all want?
Before anything else,
to be free?
And then suddenly,
we love like love
is a state of absence,
then, a piece of something
we hold
against nothing.
We praise it.
We see it in each other.


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We two form a multitude

- Ovid

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

- Aristotle