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14 June 2009
Verse Portrait 77: Schemer
as we stand at the counter.
Startled, I respond too warmly.
She makes the cow eyes at me.
Pale, dishevelled, she’s lost
her sleekness along with her game.
Some are still fooled, most stand
with her intended victim.
I look away and place my order.
Later her man whom I’ve never met
sends me drunken emails. I feel
intense rage – his or mine?