Not With You

Such flattery!
He wants to slice literature with me,
over bread,
with butter; Cow Cream.

Honored! However, grammar
grows stale
with another.
Finger oils distract fine
and I forget! I will forget
Charlotte and her dead sisters or
Simone and her young students.

I will forget about Maggie
and her wobbly skeleton!

Even if we carved classics
silently, your heavy breath
would cross centuries, rendering me

Not with words.
Not with you.


13 thoughts on “Not With You

  1. Love the last stanza (“Even if we carved classics…”) and the last two lines; they are perfect, even of word choice: Carved, classics, centuries, heavy, silently ~ Lily

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