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Valentines Day

This image portrays Valentines Day by Addiction Poetry.

As children our kind could not
control what we saw felt and heard.
Especially in love.
When older we tried to slow it
down with self-medication.

Valentines Day in first grade.

I addressed all thirty cards to her.


My mom saw her name on each
envelope and opened up a few.

She gently said, “Let’s do them over.”

I didn’t understand.

She went to the store and bought another blank set.

In the middle of the night I retrieved them from the  garbage can.

I gave them to Lisa the next day in class anyway.


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