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you're not worth crying over after 3 am

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you're not worth crying over after 3 am



god, tell me how we got
this far



the other side of i-love-you
flipped over, faced down photograph of spring
before pink bled into red?
I hugged cherry trees and dug fingernails
into thick bark, your sweater
rain-soaked wool



I gave you august
but the heatwave killed your mockingbird
scattered my songs and in the silence
the facet dripped

by a sink, my hair on your lips
thin split ends



leaves fell along the eastern front
while the west wept dandelions?
they clung to your windscreen wiper
swish, swoosh



under dead snow
five feet deep, scared to melt past 3 am?
after another hurried kiss
you burned the ten dollar yard-sale bible

two pages, close enough
for blasphemy

and the muttered nonsense of
it's going to be okay



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  1. Date: 9/9/2010 10:37:00 AM
    Congratulations Xin on your win in Tavarus Moreland's contest "Is She The One". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 8:24:00 PM
    wow, i had to read it several times and i love it especially, "the other side of i-love-you flipped over, faced down photograph of spring. . ."

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 1:38:00 PM
    Congrats xin on your winning poem in Tavarus's contest... an amazing poem... enjoy your special win.. have a happy and safe holiday weekend....with luv..

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 7:34:00 PM
    This one is a thinker... deep and a bit disturbing. You're a wonderful writer. Hugs, Kris

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 8:23:00 AM
    I so AGREE with you ENJOYED YOUR POEM.-SKAT

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 6:32:00 AM
    strange mixed up world we live in...troubling write, thought provoking.