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A loss of Splendor
Muzatsu

It’s a clever alchemist
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of sorts, the heart –
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how it superimposes
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certain strengths and weaknesses
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that make us yearn
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for more than ourselves.
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How a touch, a glance
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defeats us
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and makes beauty out of nothing—
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the symmetry of flower petals
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An infant’s smile
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The fading luminance of fireworks.
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A first kiss on a summer night
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the taste of someone else
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Lights undulated in water
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Birds chirping Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,  
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Spring, second movement
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At the awareness of bliss.
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This moonshine often blinds us
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with all the half-baked proposals
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and trifle words we murmur.
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We never navigate our course
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Until life looms over like an iceberg
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and collides, breaks down our ties.
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Suddenly, roses are just allergens.
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The smiles of children are
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just impudent smirks.
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Fireworks are painted, killing decimations.
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The taste of fruit bitters.
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And a kiss is just formality.
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Because before there was “us”
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It was a “you” and a “me”
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And after it all, it’s just a tearful “I”
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then the slow realization
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that you didn’t give your heart up
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It gave you away.
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2 Jul 07

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a wonderful story you have here.  i just want to make sure i understand it though.... you mean to say that the heart is giving up the man so as to save itself from being spoiled?
 — bane

The thing I was trying to portray was a sort of bitter irony. Often people say that they give their hearts away to someone. Well I tried to emphasize that sometimes it is the weakness of our hearts that give us away. Sometimes we don't have the control over the figurative organ, it has control over us.
 — Muzatsu

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