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From Either Side Of You (Love Poem)

Rating: 4.3

I thought I would keep going without you,
stay in these few rooms, stare at the chairs I hate
without you. I thought I would go on like that,
alone with my days, bitter, smoking into the steering wheel
toward Alhambra, or Pomona, driving out there
to build house frames, to work machines, driving
Interstate 10 into gray hell.
I thought I would go on like that
full of wretched conceptions, my petty spite,
dreams of illness and a toy window I am finally

small enough to fit through― I thought I would go on
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