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During the final moments of our
wounded, hysterical love,
I found myself wanting to grab your shoulders and
grasp your face in my hands; even sink my teeth in
anything to pierce that tough unyielding membrane,
anything to make you see me.
Once when we argued in the car,
taking 1-75 at who knows how many miles an hour,
you slammed your fist into the windshield
and for one stunned instant
I saw only the almost delicate-looking spider's web
fracturing wildly out and out,
from its cruelly precise and irreparable center.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
is a web writer and poet who lives in the outskirts of Detroit. To date, her poems have appeared in the MacGuffin
and Poetry Motel
. She has a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She has also published a number of freelance articles on fashion, beauty, music and the arts.