My God, Why Are You Crying?

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When someone cries, after making love spills
a pail of tears inside, it is the ache
of years, all the early years’ emptiness
hollowed into a pail-like form which fills
with feeling now felt aloud, that resounds.

Why would an orgasm make someone weep?
Why, for being loved now when one has not been.
The anger tendered into tears astounds
the lover with fear to have struck so deep.

~ Molly Peacock

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