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Random Poem:

Love it Like That (EDITED)
aforbing

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