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love song for a suicide girl

at the shop, fingers flicking
searching for the saddest song
i watch from behind a discount stand
then buy the same cd
walking, then freezes, tilts her head
and whispers to the wind
i strain to hear the words
lay awake imagining what they could be
then like words she is gone and i sit
drinking coffee, staring
out a window a man holds a womans face
in the palms of his hands
and i wish i were that man
but even more
i wish she were that woman

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Comments

  • Sara Lamond
    Sara Lamondover 6 years ago

    another opportunity lost… nice, wondering at the title though

  • transmute
    transmuteover 6 years ago

    I really felt this one Kalb. You really caught it….

  • missalyshachristine
    missalyshachristineover 6 years ago

    wow, this ones very deep.
    you do such a wonderful job of evoking emotion out of me though.
    poetry seems to do that better than most people sometimes.
    amazing work here, youre so talented

  • Melissa Vowell
    Melissa Vowellover 6 years ago

    oh my gosh i felt this to my soul. So beautiful

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanover 6 years ago

    oh what a lovely twist!

  • Raindrops
    Raindropsalmost 4 years ago

    Sometimes I feel like the saddest song…

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