E. H.

Oh! The pain!
First love denied!
I’ve searched in vain,
My heart has sighed.

Does her heart glow
Of me the same?
Does she know
Of this loves pain?

I dream at night
Of this loves loss,
Hope hubris might
Cause paths to cross.

But oh! My guilt
It holds me back,
My darkness spilt
So hope I lack.

Is her life full?
Does she love aught?
My selfish goal
Does it mean naught?

If we should meet
Again this life,
‘Twould make so sweet
This lost love's strife.

for Beth

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