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and i cried when you called me "sweetheart"
as you rested your hand at the back
of my head where all the memories gathered
after you'd beaten them back with flames.
i miss your voice, though it had wrapped
me in resentment time and time again.
but i still remember warm blankets of affection
draped around me like your arms had been.
the girl whose voice reverberates now
through the plastic of your phone's head
is a child. she will never be "your helper."
i will always be the best you've ever had.
my jealousy grows spines and pinches
at my eyes and my impulsive fingertips.
i've begun to watch again: searching
for hints that will confirm your misery.
yes, part of me is glad now to see it:
that you're getting what you've deserved.
for so long i had wanted to escape you
and your anvils that weighed upon my back.
i've got someone so much better now.
yes, i say it to you bluntly: sharp.
so who got the short end of the stick?
who's come out on to
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
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