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An E-mail—Re: Taxes

His words were honest, innocent, and simple.
They were only the truth.
I’ve read them over and over.

No harm intended.
Why then, does each word feel
like a stab through my already wounded heart?

We are allowed to file as separated when we have lived apart at least 90 days.
I plan on doing this, just wanted to let you know for when you do yours, if you do.

Thanks. I guess I will plan on doing this too.
Separated.
I guess we are.

90 days have passed twice over,
but if I don’t say it out loud
and if I avoid putting it in writing
it seems less like real life,
less like my life,
and more like make believe;
or at least the life of someone else.
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My name is Theresa, I love to write and read poetry. My favourite poet is Billy Collins. I am mainly inspired to write by everyday happenings or feelings, and I often write with some humour or sarcasm. My travel experiences have also influenced my writing, some of my favourite places to travel have been Cuba, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa. I was born in Canada but I am now living and teaching in the Middle East. Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions on any of my poems. more…

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