Used – TB

18 Dec

I used to

be used to her.

She used to

be amused by me.

I am used to

leaving her confused too.

I was used to

being used by her.

She used to be used to that,

but what use is that now?

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8 Responses to “Used – TB”

  1. jessicamarie19 December 18, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    Nicely done!

  2. Morning December 18, 2011 at 4:21 am #

    love the word play…
    interesting twists of thoughts and sentiments.

    Thrilled to see you in,
    Happy Rally.

  3. Nel December 18, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    Beautiful parallelism.

    May I ask what “TB” means?

  4. Tifiny Moon December 21, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    this is fun.

    TB= T— B—?

    can you fill the blank?

    your poems are refreshing, keep posting.

    • crayfish December 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

      T B C – to be confirmed. 🙂 Thanks I appreciate your kind word.

  5. elainedanforth December 21, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    Looks like the complicated feelings around a break-up, all right. Nice rhythm and flow to this piece. And then it ends with a very meaningful question that also fits really well with the sound and language in the whole piece.

    The repetition of the word “used,” both as is and as part of a couple of other words is very effective. The shift from the oft-repeated “used to” to “what use is that now?” to finish it really works to stop the reader in his or her tracks and packs an emotional punch. Very good work. A pleasure to read.

    • crayfish December 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

      That is quite a deep analysis. It’s amazing how pain travels with such directness whether that is in ones own body or from person
      person. It is like a ightning bolt.

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