Emily Bludworth de Barrios

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“Sure thou art not a mortal, but my guardian angel. On my
knees let me thank”—

As when a kitten chooses to make for its bed
your warm torso
and you feel very chosen.

It is hoped that
I am and continue to be a worthy participant.

To be loveable isn’t to be good
but to be consistently going for it.

I.e. to habitually make one’s life.

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Note:
The title of this poem comes from The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. It was published in 1764.

 

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