gum

young and looking for a relationship…

he threw people away
as easily as he chewed gum,
good only while the flavor lasted.

now older, he realized
those people who would have been a good thing
have moved on and spit him out.

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tango

watching a slow tango between

two men sharply kicking up the dirt,

he tried to hide what he felt …

but the tear in his eye

spoke the truth of what he saw.

                                                                           

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