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Untimely Kisses

June 28, 2014
By Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"You're a great wizard, Harry."
"Not as good as you."
"Me?! Books! And cleverness! There are more important things, Harry--friendship, and bravery, and--oh, Harry, just be careful."

You’re no stranger to
untimely kisses and unplanned attachments,
laughter burbling between entangled lips,
secret smiles slipped across crowded rooms:
this is what you have lived on
for months
(if not years)
before me.
I am nothing new to you—
a fresh cover of an old song,
nothing more,
forever destined to comparison
with the original.
What right have you
to say that I am better,
to deny her contribution to the development
of your standards,
her importance in creating the role
that I now occupy
almost certainly temporarily?
She was First
and I am Later—
just another of your
untimely kisses.

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