Sharing love

Written by Kellie Elmore

a pause before turning the page
to turn the sausage frying on the stove
with a cigarette dangling from her lip
ashes curled and clinging to the tip
a second away from seasoning the pan
fall as she turns to take her seat
and the story goes on

it was a love affair, one unrelated to her own
and she was consumed with every word
as they pushed her heart into her throat
and she secretly pleaded for answers from
imagined characters in dreamy little towns
that would tell her what she needed to do

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