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MUSED Literary Magazine.


Ruth Z Deming

The name alone conjures up friendship.
Yet weŽd quarreled. She talked too much
and didnŽt listen. What was the use of
speaking when her words drowned me out.

Slow down, girl, I wanted to say. WeŽd
taken trips together - kayaking the Delaware,
visiting art galleries, listening to Lynn
Levin read her award-winning poetry.

I want you back, Carolyn.
I want you back!