anti-love poem:

Sometimes you don't want to love the person you love
you turn your face away from that face
whose eyes lips might make you give up anger
forget insult   steal sadness of not wanting
to love   turn away then turn away   at breakfast
in the evening   don't lift your eyes from the paper
to see that face in all it's seriousness   a
sweetness of concentration   he holds his book
in his hand   the hard-knuckled winter wood-
scarred fingers   turn away   that's all you can
do   old as you are to save yourself   from love.
~ by Grace Paley