Love Poem: Love and Hate
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Written by: Caren Krutsinger

Love and Hate

as sugar generates cancer
you generate the most severe feelings in me
you are my sugar, my joy, 
and my cancer, my illness. 

I am compelled to love you
in the midst of loathing 
you are the fishhook I bite into
in the middle of a delicious slice of flaked catfish

you are the puncture in my brand new tire
while retaining your position as my new car itself

how can I love you this intensely and not despise you?
That’s the question my love.
Ah, that is the question.