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Pretty Bitches

For Mom

Beautiful things shouldn’t be able to cause pain

Memories, pretty bitches

Most in my mind are on speed dial

Others easily found in my address book

And of course those I stumble upon searching for those others

But to watch in awe

Someone whose address book has been left in the rain

And retrieved only after most memory entries have melted off page

When speed dial drops from most to only day-to-day

Intriguing

Confusing

Wondrous

Nightmare

Angie Doe
Angie Doe

A poet dealing with the daunting realities of my ending 20s, a less than ideal love life, and a mother with dementia. These are pieces crafted during my Creative Writing MA and new ones I wished had shown their face in my dissertation. 

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