Tale: A poem

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you wanted me to make a story of you.


you sensed that if you played your cards right –

if you instilled the faintest sense of hope

and took it away overnight –

i would write you into immortality.

you sensed all that i had to give

and thought this meant eventual eternity for you,

that i would spin a yarn

about you.


but darling,

these fibers are dynamic.


i spun, cried a story

about, of you


but i will now weave together a poem


of you.

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