in my memory as if it happened

Borrowed poetry
rings false to ears I adore
and dangles in the ethernet,
flaccid — like my dignity.
I caught him on a pragmatic day
when he is nothing but my antithesis,
so we hunt-and-peck
to dissect my intention.
Tomorrow he might find he loves me
and add more exes and ohs to his reply.
For now, I type what I meant to say
was have a nice day
.

• • •

Image: Woman with Long Hair, Man Ray, 1929
Words ©2013, Jen Payne

7 thoughts on “in my memory as if it happened

  1. she appears to have died from boredom or perhaps she’s just tired of being too beautiful… either way, there’s nothing limp about this photo/poem combo! you amaze me, and yet i don’t know why i should be amazed – your poetry is so damn good

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