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Exes and Ohs

She had broken pieces when we met
Some of the shards piercing her still,
revealing a disquiet of scars
Love, the brigand that put them there

When I gave her cut flowers
she had no chance of seeing
the field of understanding and tenderness
from which they came

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I read your poem to my husband, Steven. he said to tell you he understands it completely. I think it is lovely, with an undercurrent of sorrow. good work.

*hugs, Cat

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Always appreciate your thoughts Cat (and Steven's too!). I was just happy you didn't bust on me for using the L word in this piece - LOL!

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Michael Anthony

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you're such a good guy, I forgive you, LOL!

*hugs, Cat

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And reply in kind, thanks.

A simple, yet beautiful write. I understood it as well.

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Thanks RB!

Michael Anthony

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Absolutely brilliant. Poetry and flowers are the norm around our house. This is an astounding thing you’re saying here. Very emotionally mature. I really love this.

Great job,
Tim

Very kind words Tim, thank you. Glad you liked this one.

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Michael Anthony

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