Two Wood Pigeons

You were of a world
of romance and
chivalry
which courted words
like perchance
and ecstasy.

Then time
with all its matter
and fact
shattered them
like glass and took
the silly notions
out of your head.

Sometimes,
perchance and ecstasy,
I see them
sitting together,
two wood pigeons
on a wire,
and my heart misses a beat.

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