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She thought men were saviors...

...And she looked for more in them

Than what they were...

Only to rescue herself

From those she wished

Would rescue her...

 

And isn't that the most tragic lie...

The lie...

Where we tell what we wished were true

And believe it...?

 

She had an artificial memory

A prothesis to a past that never was...

She was like a party

That no one ever went to...

Like a cure...

Without a disease...

 

And isn't that the greatest fear of all...

To be ready with the answers

...To questions that no one asks anymore...?

 

(poem from a Merrit Malloy collection; "Things I Meant To Say To You When We Were Old")

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Comment by Daddieo on October 31, 2011 at 10:05am
You are welcome, Kimberlee...and thank you, too!
Comment by Kimberlee Madison on October 19, 2011 at 10:16pm

What a poignant verse....I was touched by it. 

Thank you.

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