A convicting poem that traces the origins of “a girl’s best friend.”
If we could choose not to be born, would we?
Recipient of the 2003 Frodo’s Notebook Essay Award, this piece details one of those events that sneak up from time to time to recenter our lives.
…but the speaker let her slip, and she found another man. In careful rhyme and meter, he tells us he’ll probably repeat the mistake.
“The stars died today. | Somewhere in China.”