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The Words Slipped

April 28, 2009
By hillary811 GOLD, Bozeman, Montana
hillary811 GOLD, Bozeman, Montana
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The words slipped from your swollen lips,
Hitting the hollow of my chest.
I saw your cheeks, stained with tears
And broken bloodvessels,
And the half-eaten chocolate cake, forgotten
On the stovetop.
I didn’t know what to do but embrace,
Stand there awkwardly, your cheek pressed
To mine.

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