"End of the Affair" by Hunter Madsen

"End of the Affair"

Few - none - find what they love or could have loved,
Though accident, blind, contact, and the strong
Necessity of loving, have removed
Antipathies - but to recur, ere long,
Envenomed with irrevocable wrong;
And Circumstance, that unspiritual god
And miscreator, makes and helps along
Our coming evils with a crutch-like rod,
Whose touch turns Hope to dust, 
       - the dust we all have trod.

            - Lord Byron, from
              Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

TITLE - "End of the Affair"
WHERE - Paris, France (2015)