NO LONGER DISTANT SOBS

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DISTANT SOBS

You caught me sobbing,

Deep heaving, heart tugging

Sobs from the solar plexus!

Soul draining tears…

For a dog on the t.v.?”

You asked incredulously,

The dog… yes the dog…

but no not just the dog…

The girl tugged at her hair…

Just like you used to

When you were a girl…

The girl you were before…

Before the interminable wait,

before the thirty three years went missing,

And… And I could hold you then

as I hold you now…

I sob for what I missed,

A yearning nostalgia

For the ages in between!”

AND NOW MY LOVE

I WILL NEVER STOP …

GONE ONCE AGAIN…

WITHOUT ME.

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