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Ignoble Life

We live in the shadows of your cursed survival not being killed when so many of you were the endless rows of benighted headstones telling of memories never to be where you wander among them pledging your heart to what unrequited condemns you to time we walk together through years of separation the voices of the dead confirming the tryst of our silence forever pretending that a lyric can be written after the music stops that its words can be sung by the Angel guardians of those long departed and ignoring my devotion you embrace the rejection of the one who never loved you back… the paramour who condemns you to live in misery and to live with me —jilted by death (Watching ‘Hemingway’ On PBS: April, 2021)

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