• rachaelherren

Breakup Poem.

I tried you on for size

But the fit was wrong.

Contorted my hips and ribs

For extra shape I didn't have,

And all my skin sloughed off my bones

Until you hung loosely

From my wire hanger of a shoulder.

I said I love you

But I said it funny.

Emphasizing all the wrong syllables.

I've tried repeating it in my mind

But I don't quite remember

And it makes me itch.

Red never looked good on me

But it's my favorite.

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