One year older and one hundred years more experienced than he, she broke up with her then-boyfriend who was in his mid-twenties; and he thought: "Well, I'll give her one good try," as Harry Chapin once famously sang; she patronized him for months, for he was one year younger and one hundred years less experienced than she, and as wondrously fascinating as he found her, she found him rather dull and inconsequential; he wrote her a love poem and framed it; he sent her gift packages while she was on semester abroad; he pined for her; and then- upon returning, she coldly explained that she was not interested.
Moonwashed Weekly Prompt #123
W3 poetry prompt
This poem was written for Paul Light’s W3 prompt, which was to: write about a breakup (not necessarily romantic) in any poetic form, not to exceed 20 lines.
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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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