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How do you measure the velocity of love?
The ancients used the flight of Cupid’s arrow
from bow to target in two heartbeats.
Chaucer said the flutter of a wing
when fowls chose their mates.
Elizabethan seductions passed by hand,
swept up a sleeve, tucked in a bodice,
and loved danced a madrigal square.
Later Miss Austen took love’s temperature
declaring estates and carriages the measure,
until Brunel powered love by steam engine,
Orville and Wilbur made it fly
and Campbell tried love on land and water.
What is the velocity of love?
The high speed rail link between hearts?
The hovercraft of desire?
The rocket-ship of lust?
Nothing has changed: the velocity of love is light over you.
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for Poet's United prompt 'Secrets'