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POEM: pages



I opened the file
it contained two pages
of quotes from journalists
gushing about you
but not one from me

I have been neatly
edited out of your biography
struck from the record
of your accomplishments
left behind by the parade
of your admirers

where once you eagerly
sought my counsel
now your people
send group messages
on which my name
is one among many

it’s only fair
I’ve excised you as well
opened up my biography
removed the pages
on which you’re mentioned
leaving a slight fraying
on the binding, nothing more

/ / /

25 February 2014
Oak Street

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Published in Jazz Music My poems Oak Street Poetry


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