A prayer

For lovers
For those who do not remember
For those who do not recover
For those trapped in another’s gravity
For those in love with love’s certainties
For those who forget what is fixed must break
For love to be more than for love’s sake.

I. 22-42


from A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde Book I (Faber, 2014), © Lavinia Greenlaw 2014, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

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