Copyright © April 10, 2016 by Douglas W. Jerving.

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Written about 1995

(Just a Little Ditty for a Friend)

I offered you a diet Coke
For me you poured out a fine wine.
The artwork of your kindred soul
Restored the poetry in mine.

( For L.S. – the “stichenbitch”, who later tore out the threads of my already broken heart.)


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