Condolences

by Logen Cure

From now on, I will 
tell people that you died.

I will say it calmly, without tears. 
It is not that I want pity 
or take pleasure in lying. 
I have simply grown tired of mapping 
the perforations we made, 
intolerant of questions 
concerning who-broke-what.

I officially excuse myself from this exercise. 
I am not interested in people’s opinions 
of my victim or villainhood.

The only thing people should be allowed 
to say to me about you is 
I’m sorry for your loss.

And when they ask me 
what happened to you, I will tell them 
without hesitation that one day 
your heart just stopped.

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