Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Clare Holman-Hobbs- One Poem

Leap Year
(after Ulysses)

We would be twentytwo in November,
so I planned for the summer jumble sales,
while we were eating parma violet roses, and I was waiting.
You didn’t like the eating part, and so
just like that you left, when
snow covered the ground on the 29th
when I was waiting, waiting, waiting
to ask you, and it would be like heaven.
Instead it felt like

hell had frozen over, with all of my heart.

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