Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Discarding the Trappings

When the time comes, it should be easy: Dump your clothes at Goodwill, throw out the old mattress, recycle the chair, take home a few letters, a knickknack or two; you didn’t have much.   But what happens to my memories? They’re not so easily dispatched: Your shining eyes as a gleeful two-year-old; at three, your delight, so cocky, parading your new hat; at four, your beaming face when your […]

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