My Favorite Ex-Moment
in an old box─
I found a writing pad
where you engraved ‘poems about us’
and gave it to me as a gift.
it was still empty
we’d lay under late night lamp lights
while I’d take ink-less pens
and draw images of blank pages aligned
with empty poetic lines
that never found inspiration or
motivation to mark down
on a permanent record.
you never seemed to care,
always there convincing yourself
that, yes, this was love.
my favorite moment─was the night
you took that still
empty writing pad
and read off all the poems
about you that were never written.
those tears of yours were not from
Mark Anthony Thomas
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