The red ruffle of your nose

The red ruffle of your nose

is too sad

to watch when you cry

When you smile

the chalky pieces of your teeth

seem to disintegrate

Holding your hand

when we walk together

I can feel

your bones pressing


into my palm


Were you always this much of a bitch?


I rememeber

how cute I thought

your red nose was

when you were cold

And how

the honeysuckle sweetness

of your smile

reminded me

of homemade sweet tea



I don’t think

I love you


But when I press

my lips

against yours


You taste the same


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