#25

i woke up today
in love and in pain
—reeling from
a dream that lasted too long
now it’s embedded
at least until something better comes along
truth is there’d already been some
that warranted my attention
but lo and behold
you found solace
within my subconscious
like it’s not enough
that you pay conjugal visits
every so often
in the recesses
of my already messed up mind

i’m sorry, cupid,
but were you high
when you shot me?
what about him?
did he prance too quickly
and you couldn’t keep up?
is that it?
frankly, it doesn’t look like there’s more to it
not even an inkling
of what’s gonna happen next
there’s no use hoping, i guess

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