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You Wouldn’t Understand

I find myself walled up in the  
catacombs of my mind screaming  
“Amontillado” at the top of my lungs  
while I walk away laughing.  

Ancient runes lost to time  
Stories I’ve told no one  

I sift through my artifacts:  
Picture of us, gifted  
Letter of breakup, left on a pillow  
Love’s Journal, abandoned  
Picture of you, stolen  
 
My love will not echo in eternity  
Nor would my rage if I had any left  
I leave a small wake behind me  
Enough to know I lived for a time  
 
And so I turned to Mother Earth  
Took a drag of my cigarette  
A sip of my bourbon and said:  
“You’re only as interesting as your secrets”  
 
She didn’t go home with me,  
But she thought about it.  
 
 
 
 
highlyfunctional
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