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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

(Adrianne) What The Stars Knew: I

"I'll call you,"
That's what you said
The Sunday we met,
So I waited and waited and waited.
Still you haven't called

Whatever it is you're doing,
Can't you spare a minute
To give me a ring?

Tonight is Wednesday
And as I sit here anticipating,
Constantly praying
All of a sudden I know.

I can sit here now forever
And snivel altogether
Until the tears run salty on my cheeks
For all of a sudden I know.

I know what the stars have known
All the time.
You'll never, never call...

-First appeared on Kist, literary journal. 1994 ©

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