Time-lapse diptych

1. Something wasn't true but I didn't know what
so I took what you told me and burned it up
and kept on lying to myself all day long
careful to rinse it out of my teeth
as if
it made
a difference.

2. You send me a picture of these names you have been painting out for yourself.
I am memorizing them
so when I hug you I can assure you that
one by one
they are not yours.

4 comments:

Q 8/17/2009 1:19 PM  

This strikes me. I love it.

jamie 8/17/2009 1:34 PM  

i can dig it :)

Anonymous 8/18/2009 6:05 PM  

yet even as we hug
and i smile
a little,
the names echo through my mind,
once again reminding me
that i am
worthless.


but thank you.

cuileann 8/18/2009 11:35 PM  

Anonymous - They will get quieter if we make them. Promise.

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