Someone Else (Tara Mokhtari)

Verity La 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