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The fact alternative

Janet Colson


I don’t remember when I left you exactly,

except it was definitely

‘I – left – you’. Fact.

You couldn’t leave me because

you hadn’t left him, if you see what I mean.


Come to think of it, I do remember.

You parked your shoulder on my doorbell for

four or six hours.

It was nine hours, actually.

Doesn’t matter.


When you left me for her, I fell apart.

It was crazy –

I was a crazed vase.

I was a gazelle with its guts out.

Your fault.

No doubt.


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