now i will ignore you

(written summer 2013)

now I will ignore you, who

were once inside of me,

your name bursting from my lips

in a moment’s ecstasy.

I, who loved you so-

will walk right by, as if

it never happened,  as if

I do not know.

For if I were to face you,

or allow our eyes to meet,

you would see that I am beaten-

and I WON”T admit defeat.

Strangers we were long ago,

and now we are again.

And though I won’t forget you,

I may as well pretend.

So, go ahead and love her.

(the one who has you now)

Perhaps she’ll be the one for whom

you’ll finally learn how.

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