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Eclair
Isabelle5

There was a drop of chocolate
 1
on your lips the last time I saw you -  
 2
 
 
sweet and light, buttery crisp,
 3
that was us walking on Sunset Beach
 4
the summer before you left me,
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before the INS caught on,
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before the father of the woman
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you meant to marry (someday)
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turned you in,
 9
 
 
after your brother died in your arms,
 10
his heart ruptured and his eyes
 11
terror-filled.
 12
 
 
We held sanded hands,
 13
talked about moving North
 14
as soon as your boys were grown.
 15
 
 
I wonder if you know that part of me
 16
will always love you, part of me
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will always be glad you are gone.
 18
 
 
I was so tired of waiting
 19
for your present to end
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so that my future could begin,
 21
I didn't even lean in
 22
to capture that one last, dark drop.
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10 Apr 15


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