Most (all?) Valentines card profess the deepest, purest love for another …. at least I think they do: it’s so long since I received one.
There are many who are not loved and who neither receive nor give a message of love on this day and others for whom love has soured. To this last group I dedicate my few lines:
My love is like a dead, dead rose
So little left to love
No beauty, no bloom, no fragrance
But still as prickly as fuck
PS This does NOT apply to Mrs Carr! Phew! Almost forgot to make that clear and I am telling the truth.
Have a lovely day!