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After You This Morning

i should have run out the door after you this morning
and with the cold pavement pressed under my summer feet i should have kissed you,
good.
not to keep you, no -

the 'i love yous' i kept from you
why did i keep them?
what good are they to me
but to make me sick
tearing the lining from my stomach

with their biting.
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Chuck Audette 19 August 2005

I like this except for the final stanza, which feels a bit redundant in light of the first half. But some great lines in that first half. - chuck

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