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poetry Whatever We Really Want

For Valentine's Day, Philadelphia poet David Moolten's poem--for better or worse--says it all.

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Whatever We Really Want

By David Moolten

we covet a lover
who's led a hard beautiful life
like a volcano or a racehorse 
but agrees now that's over.

David Moolten is a physician who lives, writes & practices in Philadelphia. His most recent book is Primitive Mood (TSUP, 2009). See