You Know

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Jerry Miller Illustration

If you were single I’d write you a sonnet

but you’re not, so here’s 11 syllables

instead of 10 with the wrong number of lines

and no hint of iambic pentameter.

Maybe it’ll make you laugh a little bit.

William Shakespeare’s staring at me coldly, but

this isn’t about him. This is about you

and how heartbreaking it is to remember

someone a few decades too late.

If your fingers were ring-less I’d take a trip

to your location, if you asked, but that is

pure fantasy. The harsh reality is

the rock on your left hand is bigger than my…

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