Mater Pacis

by flammeusgladius

Mater Pacis

 

 

Can love torture and strangle and smother?
Bite your tongue, cynic!  Love is the mother
Of vast joy and sweet peace.
At her touch, they increase.
(To express this, we scream at each other.)

 

 

–Tom Riley

 

 

(First appeared in Trinacria, No. 16, Fall 2016.)

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