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by Jeffrey Turner

  • Rarely do things end
  • with a bang
  • Usually they begin with a lie
  • in bed wondering what
  • could have been if
  • the period had not aligned
  • with the sun and the moon
  • in ellipsis
  • after the many long dashes
  • in and dashes out then several
  • more dashes in and out
  • which bridged the gap
  • of her moist parenthesis
  • with his dramatic comma
  • the question remained
  • asterisked to a footnote
  • in the margins of their thought
  • wallowed and mired in
  • the damp sheets of their query

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