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[45] A lm o st N a o mi She loved me because I left you, in her letters made me wonderful, a praise too faint in our couple days. Had we married, she’d have hugged me with indifference, gray-blue eyes glazed and wandering till they fixed on a face-like stain in the wallpaper. In my heart I’d have known she was holding someone else, deemed perfect with distance. Before the letters stopped, she wrote of tumors growing back, radiation. Did it ever subside, her need for your life not to change? Did she accept your wife, forget me as Ruth? A pang at that last thought, for I’m incurably jealous. I imagine her grave, in your hands spikes of purple foxglove. ...

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ISBN
9780874217971
Related ISBN
9780874217964
MARC Record
OCLC
650341890
Pages
93
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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