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Here I am
the day is almost done
and I’ve pulled my quota
of rabbits
out of hats
enough to call the day seized
but I’m dragging my feet
to the corner coffee shop
four city blocks away
this hour of all hours
so that I could
give birth
to as many poems I could
with as many words it takes
to make me forget
that all I really wanna do
is call you
and say the three-word sentence,
“I miss you.”

untitled photo by photographer Lauren Withrow