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Random Poem:

Love it Like That (EDITED)

I bet you love it like that—
can’t even believe what it would be like,
dream about it while you’re awake
de-construct it while you sleep…
plan out the way you want it to be,
the way it never can be again.
Clueless, the tattooed tart
in the 3-size-too-small-jeans and Payless boots
smells of cheap hairspray.
She’s so wrong—
not anything like you…
but you love it like that.
You want to pull her hair
and make her scream your name
while you fuck her doggy style,
smacking her on her ass.
It’s so NOT you,
but you love it like that.
You take her kids out for ice cream
and remember what is was like
to only buy dinner for two...
when baggage meant your briefcase,
your laptop and an overnight bag,
but you love it like this.
Reminding yourself why you’re there,
you walk thru the knee-deep pile of toys
to where she stands in the kitchen
cooking up some Hamburger Helper for dinner.
You hate Hamburger Helper
but you love her like that.
Waking from a deep sleep
to the cry of her toddler son,
you see her silhouette in the moonlight
as she rushes to his side.
You’re reminded of the one she made him with,
but you still have to love her like that.
Watching her put on her makeup,
you think about her…
The one whom you’d replaced.
The one that didn’t wear lipstick,
and didn’t curl her hair,
but you loved it like that.

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