February 18, 2009
By Maxine Frendel SILVER, Mahwah, New Jersey
Maxine Frendel SILVER, Mahwah, New Jersey
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a word
tossed around casually

losing its color

an old sweatshirt
thrown hastily over the desk chair
run in the washing machine
shrunk in the dryer

losing its flavor

an ice cream cone
licked to exhaustion
cone broken to pieces
thrown in the trash

they say:

they say:
I will love you forever

they lie.

The author's comments:
Everyone always tells me, "You're my BFF!" and "I will love you forever!" Then, a week later, they're telling the same thing to another hopeless girl, etching the meaningless phrase into her eager brain. What is forever, anyway?

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