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The Cup of Just Enough by JBMulligan
published in Volume 6, Issue 3 on September 1st, 1999

A lover turns
into somebody sitting
at an angle to you
at the breakfast table,

the years gathered
around her waist
(and yours), as trees
ring each new year

of growth. The cup
of just enough
is warm in your hand;
the liquor is tepid.

Beneath the data
of news and plans,
a space of vanished
whispers remains.

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