Sorry, but I just don't love you
More than: Farmers take their animals to feed
I don't love you more than this cheese slice
I don't love you more than falling off the
or deciding whether peanut M&Ms are treats
I don't love you more than old darknesses
I just don't love you.
Or the final scenes of Clue.
I don't love you more than the social imagination.
Or my own face, glyphed
I don't love you more than the word classic.
No. But you're better off.
Abandon you for someone jazzy, more hirsutemdash;
I mean, maybe if you stepped into the singlet right now.
About Iowa Writes
Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.
In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.
Find out more about submitting by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiki Petrosino lives in Iowa City. Her collection, Fort Red Border, will be published in 2009 by Sarabande Books.
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