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THE ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SLY OLD EYE

my admiration is a secret
whispered only
to the page

a quiet infatuation
designed by the gods
as unrequited
and either a joke or offensive
and so unspoken
except in this old man's mind

but then an old man is just a young man
tempered and chastened by circumstance
and his eye is only a little cloudy

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Author's Note
https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warming-her-pearls/
Old men confined to their beds grabbing at their nurse's young curves.
Me watching a young woman cross floor and thinking she doesn't know...
https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warming-her-pearls/
Old men confined to their beds grabbing at their nurse's young curves.
Me watching a young woman cross floor and thinking she doesn't know how gorgeous she is.
Or maybe she does.
Carol Ann Duffy's poem of unrequited desire.
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