Half

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.

Rumi
I want to ask if you know
what it is to love half-hearted
but who among us doesn't, really?

See we love this way
more often than not
and in thirds and quarters, too

We think we are clever
to guard ourselves like this
but it is our own hearts cheated

it is not only your half love for me
I must decline
but my own fractured ways of loving

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