Dopamine Dope by Victor Henry

Love is born in a glance
And matures in a smile.           
Brazilian proverb

For years you had been told
The heart knows things
About which the mind
Knows nothing about.

Now, after two failed marriages,
You seek counseling.
One marriage counselor
Tells you to go on dates.

Another tells you
Soulmates are not perfect,
To shitcan everything.
Start over.

But you know that romantic love
With all its dreams and sorrows
Is humanity coming full circle,
That dopamine dope,

The brain in love.

Victor Henry
My poetry and prose poems have appeared in Misfit Magazine, Dead Snakes, Homestead Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Red River Review, and Slipstream, among others. My book What They Wanted was published last November 11th, Veterans Day, by FutureCycle Press in Lexington, Kentucky.

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