al(but not quite)most

You brought perfume
for Valentine’s day,
but it was Jovan’s
Musk for Men,

and because
it wasn’t as bad
or as permanent
as tattooing my name dark blue,
misspelled, right where your neck
fuses into your chest,
that clavicular arc
I like to kiss,

I asked you to return it.

Funny, how your misses
still strike this heart
so easily.

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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32 Responses to al(but not quite)most

  1. unfetteredbs says:

    smiling BIG at this one.

  2. Green Speck says:

    This was lovely !!!

  3. claudia says:

    not as bad
    or as permanent
    as tattooing my name dark blue,
    misspelled, right where your neck
    fuses into your chest…that is FANTASTIC…ha…great he only bought men’s perfume…you have to set it into relation…right..? ha..

  4. Alice Keys says:

    Okay. I made him return the leaf blower. This tattoo you write flashed me to the pictures that went with Broadblogs’ women’s day post.

  5. Yes, sometimes “it’s the thought that counts” doesn’t quite make it right… 😉 Love the small details of this and the warmth. There’s a smile in the words.

  6. I love this Susan. So precise! It evokes years of a relationship from one small act.

  7. That’s really touching, Susan

  8. nelle says:

    I’ll see you the musk and raise with essence of whale barf.

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