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Hatred, When Love Should be Good

Janet Kuypers
written for the 02/15/05 show “How Do I Get There?

    I see all of this hatred at a time that is supposed to be good & I wonder where that light at the end of the tunnel is & I wonder where that cloud’s silver lining is. & I try to remember what love is like, & I try to remember the hearts and candies and flowers and sunsets & all that other crap that is supposed to make you happy. & I try to remember those Harlequin romance novels that I never read, where someone is rescuing the damsel, riding away on a white horse in to the sunset & I wonder, Where is that in real life? How do I get there? How do I get out of this cycle? How do I get out of this downward spiral?

Chicago poet Janet Kuypers
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