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"I do love you as my very good friend"

You said this to me the other day
we were having a heated discussion
about one thing or another, but this, this
nonchalant comment gave me concussion

you love me! And, frankly that's enough
you know, you know, you know! I love you back
as friends or lovers I don't mind
my giddy heart jumped off the track

and wandering through peaceful glades
its rests a-while in golden light
the forest of our love is bliss
I light a bonfire to our delight

bring the drums and bring the drummers
bring the singers and the dancers
gather fruits and wine, I ask?
Evet, a celebration! My heart answers

you are my wonderful lady, my harika bayanım
my courtly love, my moon, my star, my muse, my muse, my muse
my wife is still my sun, my alba, mother of my children
and truly, neither of your loves do I ever wish abuse

oh, this is strange and folly and uncharted
to feel my soul so split in two and rendered
yet my love for both of you kindles up my hope
you both each, each other, one day, you will have befriended.

(November 2019)
Written by BenSeven
Published
Author's Note
Note: 'Alba' is a Languedoc (old southern French) word meaning 'dawn', or 'dawnsong', the latter being a particular type or trope of bittersweet troubadour era love poetry.
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