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6/16/2011

End of the Affair

Today's poem is End of the Affair by Kwame Dawes. Hope you like it.

End of the Affair

I hate the word deploy
let's use use, although I am sending
and sending these lies to you,

but not sending but letting them go
in what I am not saying,
and waiting for the end of things,

though I know the end of things
and fear are the bridge I slide on,
waiting for you to stare at me,

cold as stone, asking me what,
after all is said and done, is the ploy.

From Gomer's Song. Copyright 2007 Kwame Dawes. Used with author's permission.

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