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The Trouble With Being Strong
is a blackboard brush,
chalky from erasing veracity,
I will love you forever
your hat is swimming in the sewer.
You are safe with me
there’s a face in the washing machine.
I’m running off to Fiji
rats are fornicating in the refrigerator.
I must leave now
the cereal dish is crying in your briefcase.
You can’t go with me
last night my left big toe evaporated.
You feel devastated
tomorrow’s flowers are throwing their quills.
I am going to regret my decision
a rabid tree in Africa foams from the armpits.
I am glad we had a life together
the hyena has grapefruits for breasts.
Our demise was inevitable
the blackboard brush spoke so clearly.
~ Diane Truswell
(This poem was selected by Pamela Sayers. She is currently one of our contributors and poets found here at Poets United. Pamela aka Flaubert is a wonderful supporter of Poets United and is always willing to help or comment. If you would like to learn more about Pamela or read some of her poetry you can visit her blog "Poetry With Me" or just return to us to see more of her posts.