We kill that we love. The rest never lived.

No one is as close to us. No other is so hurt
by forgetfulness, absence, mere nothingness.
We kill that we love. Enough choking breath,
of breathing through another’s lungs! (5)
The air is not enough
for both, nor the earth
for our bodies entwined.
Hope's ration is small
and sorrow cannot be shared. (10)

Man is made of solitudes,
a deer in flight, bleeding,
pierced by an arrow.

Ah, but hatred,
its insomniac glare of glass: (15)
repose and menace.

The deer lowers its head to drink,
discovers a tiger image in the water.
The deer drinks the water, the image. It becomes
before devoured (astonished accomplice) (20)
equal to its enemy.

Morgan Avent

The rhyme scheme in this poem is: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv, there is no pattern that is shown in the poem so the poem is free verse.

"Man is made of solitudes,

a deer in flight, bleeding,

pierced by an arrow."

A metaphor: An arrow is symbolizing someone that hurt man, while the flight symbolizes the hope or happiness in which the man may have. This shows that man (man kind) is lonely as from all of the hurt that they experience

In the first line it shows that the communications is that no matter how much you love something you always end up hurting it.

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