The Rule

By Shail D. Patel
Discipline. Free will
Doesn't mean freewheel.

But what about Eros? Let
Eros harrow whom he will.

I have sipped my sip
And poisoned the well.

I am well pleased with my thirst.
I know my thirst no evil.

You'll die of thirst, Shail.
If  the salt sea wills.

Source: Poetry (October 2007).

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This poem originally appeared in the October 2007 issue of Poetry magazine

October 2007

Poems by Shail D. Patel

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love

Poetic Terms Couplet, Free Verse

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