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A Letter to My Ex-Boyfriend's Mother
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You know I'm hurting.
 1
Or you knew i was. Maybe
 2
you would understand.
 3
Empathize.  
 4
 
 
You know, even better than I,
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the tides of his breath,
 6
light off his cheekbones.
 7
 
 
Maybe
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you would understand
 9
how much
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those things can be missed.
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I see him now and don't know
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if the air between
 13
still tastes like love --
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love of
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the real soul of him
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(apart from his truck,
 17
the tilt of his hat,
 18
Stevie Ray Vaughn).
 19
 
 
Maybe you could even answer
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that for me.
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I keep him with me,
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spoiled and still.
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You, young mother,
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would understand
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loving the seeds of a fruit
 26
long sour.
 27

11 Feb 07


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