Percy Dovetonsils

(12 Aug,1948 / Tokyo, Japan)

a closer look


There were times
lying in bed with my ex
in our first months
when I was so happy
I almost felt guilty
about being so much happier
than almost everyone I knew
and I suppose I assumed
my ex
was that happy, too.
But I probably should have taken
a closer look
at her
because that
did not turn out to be
the case.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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  • Martin O'Neill (2/5/2012 4:27:00 PM)

    There is a certain usage of words and timing in your work that makes me glad I stumbled upon it. (Report) Reply

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