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You were beautiful in Borneo
Like a song I’d been expecting
To start playing on the stereo

I was fragile when you found me
A lifetime’s worth of sorrow
And disappointment built around me

But you gave me a standing ovation
A merry-go-round of applause
And cut through my curt conversation
With your musical mixed metaphors

You asked me why I was waiting
For something already long gone
And suddenly all of that aching
Disappeared in the song of a swan

Published inPoetry

2 Comments

  1. “You asked me why I was waiting
    For something already long gone
    And suddenly all of that aching
    Disappeared in the song of a swan”

    That’s beautiful.

  2. pourgurl pourgurl

    “I was fragile when you found me
    A lifetime’s worth of sorrow
    And disappointment built around me”

    You got it…you got me… truly amazing writing.

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