Shelve It

You’re the last chapter

In my tattered Book of Love.

It’s time to shelve it.

 

dog-eared pages torn

clichés fade to sepia

like yesterday’s dreams

 

and you flicked what’s left

of my broken heart off my

sleeve into the dirt.

 

Thought I’d saved the best

for last; you proved me wrong for

the last time. Again.

 

 

SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan Marie Shuman

 

 

 

 

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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