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  • "I've heard it said that happiness can be defined as "I love you" and suffering can be defined as "Do you love me?"~ David Patten

    We were hungry ghosts, we two.
    We tried shoveling nourishment for our souls down our tiny gullets,
    But our spoons were too long and our mouths were too small.
    Finally, you hit upon the idea of us feeding each other.
    We feasted, but when I claimed credit for your inspiration
    You refused to abandon me.
    You pried my eyes open with your gentle kiss.
    My God, my dear God, my sweet God, I love you.
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