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the catch-up

get this--- you put the person behind you… you did your best to burn them, to amicably make closure with them, to see their face, however you now imagine it, in the rearview mirror & then, when you least expect it, just when you were doing better, just when everything was getting in line, just when you convinced yourself that you’re stronger, you’re successful, you’re on “the right path” (whatever the **** that is), suddenly, said face that had been put away comes back in full force, with a smile & an empty gesture… “you know, if you ever need anything, just call…” (opening a door that they don’t really want to open) & as you begin to walk away, there is a metaphorical lasso thrown, in the guise of a memory that you could give a **** about & yet, it is brought up in order to light that pseudo-obligatory fuse, which promotes the idea between the two of you that, “it would be great” if you got together to catch-up.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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