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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Personal · #744858
I turn 34 today, and for the first time I am older than you. I miss you, Gina.
You always broke the ice of age for me,
stepping eight months prior
toward our next-higher number, until your
halted axe-stroke melted mid-year into thirty-three:

you became the ice
and I, the broken.

For the first time,
I own a number not only before you
but without you… instead of you… in spite of you…

my self outliving both Christ and companion.
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