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Perhaps the most devastating after-happening –
Just a common event –
Was stepping out of the shower
Still numb
Grabbing my towel from the towel bar,
Which knocked yours perilously off-balance

Being then forced to watch
Unable to look away
As it fell –
Not gracefully, or romantically –
But practically, realistically,
Pulled by gravity to slump
onto the floor.

It was both a remnant of you and a mirror of myself;
So recently a possession of yours,
Warmed by you and used by you,
But now left alone
And as the towel quickly forgot your touch, I forgot the previously unmistakable vibe of your presence
Too soon, ashamedly soon, after you left.

Perhaps the most devastating after-thought,
Though,
Was looking at your used towel on the floor and realizing that:
There is no longer a persuasive reason to pick it up

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Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm:
This is really interesting; it made me think! I like the idea of the "after-thought". The style was really well done. Nice job! p.s. Check out my poem "Mr. Lamborghini" which is right next to yours haha.
 
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