June 2008 / Volume Eight / Issue Two
Justin Hyde
the closest i've come to making love

at the very end
it spread into her spine
her back was so
shot she didnít get out of bed
to use the
restroom.

iíd slide a pillow underneath
her and hold
an ice pack
to her forehead.

just talk,
she said,
donít stop
talking.
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