• kurtphilipbehm 10w

    Verus Amor

    A painting will never love you back,
    like a woman or a child

    An opera may cause your heart to sing,
    then leave you twice beguiled

    Platonic zeal may fill the hours,
    a pleasant interlude

    But requited love will change your life
    —and end your solitude

    (Haverford Pennsylvania: September, 2020)