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written by: Tina McFarlane


I wrap you in a blanket of forgiveness
as if it could warm this cold between us
but time and actions
have worn the thin fabric
and frayed its edges

and I have become used to the chill

We share a house
three cats, two kids
and a mortgage

all the trappings

In my head
I look for an escape

But in my heart
I am blind

The memories clash
between then and now
fighting for the control
that I don’t have

As we show the world
our bargain store picture frame
that’s as real as we are

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