Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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How to wait for your mother

Grip your plastic mini-bin of tic tacs—all yours— as she finishes class down the hall. Avoid eye contact with the snack bar clerk up front, shrink into the corner behind your coloring. Disappear in the nurses’ lounge hours past shift change, the attending complains about employee kids. Move your vigil to the waiting room, grab a seat that creaks and rocks six others. No one’s dying, you all can wait. […]

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