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RIC S. BASTASA


cause of their separation


you may find it shallow
but the real cause of their broken
bridge

or thread that snapped
at the end

a few years
specifically only about a year

she dropped soap
at the toilet bowl

and it didn't flush out anymore
she could not believe

how a child in him
still works

he left her
preoccupied with a woman who is clean

Submitted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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