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Absence Makes the Heart ---

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Your absence hurts me,
Like a persistent toothache
Or a pair of too-tight shoes.....
But, worse, your hard face,
When finally we meet,
Leaves me panicked, gasping --
A doomed and thrashing swimmer
Drowning in your indifference.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 12/7/2011 9:40:00 PM
A strong start and an even stronger finish; between the idea and the reality, as T.S. Eliot said, falls the shadow. Great penning!
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Date: 11/17/2011 2:01:00 PM
I love your style of writing... The phrases you use to express yourself... Lovely.
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Date: 7/6/2011 9:19:00 AM
Much sadness in this verse but expressed well
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