get over another

She loved him she said

because he was ugly

had learned to be beautiful

in other ways

which I was struggling to see

maybe he was great

between the sheets

I thought possibly

had hidden talents with the brush

could write songs

while fingering the strings

knew his way around the keys

but hey

none of this was any of my business

she was my ex & all bets were off

but there was something there

in her voice


helped me understand

this was her in-between man

the get over another lover man

language of love guff

it is hard to learn a language

I was saying

if you have nowhere to put it

speak it in exchange

oh is that why

she asked

all wide-eyed innocent put on

you are so bad at love?

yeah of course I said

thank you for noticing

it’s because I got good

at the in between sheets stuff

with all of your sisters

I never had to bother learning

that language of love guff