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TIME MACHINE

I went back in time
to stop a girl from breaking up with me.
But when I saw us there,
hugging and teary-eyed,
with a look not unlike relief on our faces,
I realized I probably should have gone back to kill Hitler instead.

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LETTER

Dear John,

This is just to say
I’m breaking up with you

Forgive me
for stealing
from William Carlos Williams

But I am so bored
and my new boyfriend
is on his way

CONNECTED

I don’t doubt that the couple in the booth,
who are both looking at their phones
instead of talking to each other,
are totally in love.

They’re taking pictures of their food
so they can remember this date
when they’re old and gray,
looking at their Facebook timelines.

They will think back on the meal,
and the looks they shared between status updates,
and the number of likes they got,
and smile.

Call me a romantic.