Read to me,
Read to me of love.
Read to me of a knight in shining armor
saving a damsel in distress from the wicked giant.
Read to me of a woman saving a man from the loneliness of being in a city and not finding anyone to talk with.
Read to me of a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, walking hand in hand in a park and nobody calls them perverted.
Read to me of two people falling in love after divorcing their spouses and spending date after date with people who were wrong for them.
Read to me of two people without perfect bodies who have sex that isn’t Mount-Vesuvius intense, but brings them much comfort and pleasure.
Read to me of fantasies and realities in which love gets bashed down by greedy, selfish forces — but then the love gains strength, pushes back, and wins in the end.
Read to me of love,
Because the news has so much pain
and I need to hear something to lift me up.
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