Love Is Not A Bird You Can Cage

Love is not a bird you can cage,
    a horse you can break,

a fish you can hook,
    or a house pet you can neuter,

and love is not a claim,
    a routine course,

or a buried treasure—
    or a bus leaving town.


Love is not the sum
    of acceptable losses,

plausible denials
    and lines in the sand,

or the pawn in any game worth 
    winning—
   
love is not the card
    you can shuffle into your deck.


Love is not a fire you can suddenly 
    stop,
   
a river you can stop 
    and suddenly forget,

and love is not a table you can set 
    with stones. 
   
Love is not a motion 
    to suppress.

– for Maya Angelou

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