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the time it takes~

i had a conversation
about my unconditional love  
for you
just your name out loud
tightened my throat  
and left my hands shaking
with that surreal feel of plush softness
only your ears provided  
finding a half chewed tennis ball
under my couch...  
...then harsh ugly crying
   until hiccups turned to understanding.  
i considered a shelter visit
practicing what i preach
and all that inherent righteousness
thinking my heart is finally
in that open place
yet my mind and soul
had me thumbing through old pictures—
(maybe next month)
i whisper  
for the umpteenth month
in a row...  
Author's Note
I'll adopt again.... one day.

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