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Monday, July 7, 2014

One of Them Unsent

I wrote you letters you'll never get to read.
Aren't you curious?

There were messages that I've erased,
too, replaced
by something more banal than hello.

Aren't you curious?

There are secret diary entries,
notes and footnotes,
drawings and caricatures--
memories in ink.

Aren't you curious?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Lesson Learned

cautiously optimistic
pessimistic tentatively.
I can no longer accept
your gifts as they are.
For the ones you gave before
sweet as they were
to end, bitter remembrances.



what was remembered

short questions
 non answers
awkward jokes
 forced laughter.

that's maybe how
it was always be.

but.

one time the questions flowed,
and the answers came unbidden
laughter rent the air, coaxed by
jokes unrehearsed.

just one time.

and that one time, in the construed memory,

towered over the thousand other silences.


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ONCE

one time the questions flowed,
and the answers came unbidden
laughter rent the air, coaxed by
jokes unrehearsed.

just one time. in my mind, however,
it might last forever.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I Don't Want To Write

I don't want to write about you anymore.
I don't want to think of you anymore.
If I could pick the pieces of you that stuck to my brain,
I would.
But.