Posted by: David Harley | June 29, 2013

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Once
a schoolgirl sweetheart
handed her gauche schoolboy boyfriend  a poem:
embarrassed at recognizing
some idealized version of himself
he handed it back
and said

It must be good
I don’t understand it

I promise
to know better now
now that I recognize myself
in you

Published in Chaff 3. Copyright 1985 by David Harley.

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