Someone Else (Tara Mokhtari)

Posted on August 8, 2010 by in Heightened Talk

So Mister

long dark long hair

Mister heroin cheeks

you’re back in my town tonight

curing me from everyman

with that sweet charm injection

calm and loving

embracive rejection


this is a funny decade

of love we fell into


stirring two sugars in your tea

same way I did when I was eighteen

in a different hotel kitchenette

nodding, understanding,

handing you the cup

as you tell me you want children


and that’s why you’re marrying

someone else 

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--> Painting by Mark Rothko Red on Maroon 1959