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As if I should care
I met your old girlfriend from years ago today,
at an awards ceremony.
I was a little dressed up,
she was a little dressed down
in jeans and sneakers but still wearing
the wide smile I remembered.
I’ve done a Masters in Geography,
she said, and now I’m doing a PhD.
Geology? I said. Wow.
No, Geography, she corrected me
but still for the next ten minutes I kept
getting it wrong and,
by the third time of my mentioning
my admiration for Geology
as a discipline, her response was shorter, her smile
less wide, as if she was getting tired
of having to correct me,
as if I should care.