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I Before You Except After Me (Poem)

I had one more thing to say before you interrupted;

Now I’ve lost my train of thought.
Keep up with me, I have grand ambitions.
(You’re a gem)
Did I mention that I had a job interview today?
Your profile picture, I don’t know about that;
Seems like you’ve gained a little weight lately.
(Anyway, let’s talk about me.)
I was published in The New Yorker, once;
They chose my poem out of piles. 
(Are you listening to a thing I say?)
…I think I will wear blue to the party. It flatters me.
(Where is your mind I’m speaking?) 
I have a grand, grand future. You’re either on *that* train or you’re out.
(Stop interrupting)
Get me some coffee while you’re at it, my darling;
I’ll be working on this for hours.
(And shut the door? Sorry, but you make noise.)


By Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D. All opinions are the author’s own; this blog is posted in the author’s personal capacity.

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