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April 30, 2009

The way you pronounced your home town—
boy see—still sticks with me
half a decade later
when my boss stops by my cubicle
to suggest a city—boy zee—for my story.

I don’t correct her; rather
I allow myself a brief reverie
of saying goodbye on the ice runway
on a sun-wracked January Monday,
when someone took a picture of us
“because we looked so sad.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Megan permalink
    April 30, 2009 4:33 am

    “because we looked so sad” perfect imagery; congrats. reminds me of mark strand. xoxo -megan

  2. scram. permalink
    May 8, 2009 2:43 am


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