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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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