The opposite of love, not simply hate,
A fact to which several can relate.
Both emotions energetically felt,
Merely two cards in a poker hand dealt.
Ultimate result of a love that’s died,
When every bit of feeling does subside.
A heart now filled with overt disregard,
Suffusing a soul repeatedly scarred.
Once love and hate are equitably gone,
It’s finally time to really move on.
“Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates