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A love story

On this cold February morning,
Valentine’s Day,
a love story brings me to tears.

This is love:
Passionate, inspiring, glorious
Revolutionary, unwavering, miraculous.

This is love:
A 17-year old
from long summers and longer rains and two skating rinks
who could not always afford a coach
and without proper training
breaks barriers with a dream and determination.

This is love:
A mother
who believes, commits, provides
against all reason.

Triple axle, triple lutz, camel spin
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
As we, shamed yet raised, sit and see you soar
On this unusual, persistent cold under blue skies
You answer that question, on ice, with fire in your eyes:

Only one.


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