past tense

she mattered in moments, in afterthoughts and orgasms

she mattered in battles, in breakdowns and fits of boredom

she mattered in winters, in lunacy and self imposed ire

she mattered in mistakes, in theories and intensities

she mattered in trials, in drunken smiles and demises

she mattered in backgrounds, in postponed requitals

she mattered in controlled chaos

in contra, in tantric metaphor

in redemption, in verses

she mattered in sustainable madness

in temporary disguises, in delirium

in tempests, in crisis

in brilliance, in belated goodbyes

she mattered in fields of poppies

in tepid confidence, in revelry

in alliteration, in anarchy

a. duncan, 2018

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

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