Shawn L. Bird

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poem- former lovers October 20, 2014

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They speak of gifts

from former lovers:


or black eyes,


or babies.

They carry

former intimacies:

horrors and tragedies

traumas and ecstasies.

I have no

former lover,

I  carry only

years with you;

no horrors mar our history,

just monogamous longevity–

our effort at ontogeny.



(Definition of ontogeny here) 😉


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