Love manifests itself in many ways: friend to friend, parent to child, lover to the loved. Ecologies where love matures are found in the romantic episodes of dating and marriage, or by supporting someone through a tragic event. The same is true for Love's opposite: Relationt.r.i.p.s. Human relations are naturally complicated. However, any combination of bad timing, resentment, insensitivity, abusive power, and savagery produces relationt.r.i.p.s., not relationships. This book contains twenty poems about love and twenty poems about relationt.r.i.p.s..