Against All Odds

lovers together
hand in hand
singing a song
beautiful birds
fly in their garden

intimacy\'s desire
passionate .. hot fire
cools down .. low
breaths .. slow
after lovemaking

discovering strange fruit
growing hidden .. tasted
she beckons him
with her .. to share
what she\'s found

a different path
all will change
dark escape
he hesitates
decides to go

world is opened
full of distractions
love .. once known
becomes distant
separation occurs

kind words .. turn harsh
more paths walked
footsteps .. dark 
darker than before
conversing .. halts

what once was
happiness .. bliss
in bright sun\'s light
is now but a dream
against all odds

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