Askew

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Photo: “Askew leads Crayford.jpg” 1976

“Askew” by Sharon Rauenzahn

Just for you,
my heart breaks anew.
down the middle, or maybe off to the left,
like the little cleft
that mars your otherwise perfect chin.

but what’s to do?
bereft,
i shall starve myself thin,
just for you.

you grin,
marvellously askew.

May 11, 1993

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