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Photograph by Monique Rardin Richardson

Now She Knows

by Monique Rardin Richardson

 

 

She offered to be a temporary

placeholder until true love was found

 

Tongue-tied when near her,

he shared his private thoughts with song

each one more revealing than the last

 

"Yes," he said, "But never temporary."

 

The ethereal blue in her heart

turned passionate pink on her cheeks

as requited lyrics danced in her head

 

No longer did she listen with a hopeful heart.

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