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Online and Off

I keep finding you as a friend of friends,
or in the spuriously precise terms of LinkedIn,
a 3rd degree connection,
having added to your CV various
certifications which weren’t even around
in the days we worked together,
divided by a common tongue,
a so-called platonic attraction:
The ways we fit together broke down under the strain.

Much of this wasn’t true.
My truth is the lemon-scented shampoo smell in the lobby;
the then-stylish bob from which you’ve doubtlessly moved on,
on the head of an older woman in a tennis dress,
the sound of an urban English accent,
the taste for Shiraz I still have,
and tell myself it’s nothing
to do with you.

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  1. July 22, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I rather like this.

    M
    __________
    Marie Marshall
    author/poet/editor
    Scotland

    • July 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you! I posted a revised version in my next post. Let me know your thoughts.

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