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Product 27
Poetry and Prose from the Center for Writers
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by ALICE DOYLE

Untitled Ode to Getting Over It

It is a planet, unspeakable. It
is a box still packed and left

in the trunk of your car for a year,
two years. Indefinitely.

It is four hours in perfect silence.
It is my mother. It is my mother

understanding me and not,
it is my mother on her birthday

after two glasses of whatever wine
is sweetest. It is a debt.

It is a debt I can afford to pay
but don't. Not yet.
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Alice Doyle is a writer and photographer from Natchez, Mississippi. Her work was previously featured in The Collection by Topside Press. She loves you.