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thank you for coming

 

after you left

i threw a second party

 

it wasn’t an elegant affair

it was me singing into my Swiffer

in a ratty t-shirt

 

it was the glitter

floating in the catch pot

creating a disco

for the dust mites

 

it was the cat

batting a bottle

left empty and abandoned

in an unfilled corner

by the stair

 

it was the reminder

that as much fun as we had

i would rather be alone

in my home

with its imperfections

without your comments

 

it was the silence

and fulfillment

of a fresh cleaned house

that reminded me

to schedule

the next gathering

elsewhere

 

it was me

finding myself

in the flotsam

left behind

by you

that made me

treasure this

space even more

Christine Veasey

Christine Veasey's first poetry collection “Walking Into Spiderwebs” is available on Amazon in ebook or paperback. She currently resides in a tent, acting as an observer of the romantic and sad absurdities of life as she works on her first novel.

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