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Melissa in the mirror,
small as she appears,
is larger than that
in real life despite
any grandiose scheme
of silver and glass
to reduce her.

I watch her as
I pull away
in the rear-view,
and notice through tears
that she’s crying,
despite the brave wave.

I will miss you
I think then say out loud
then scream till I strain
at the turn when she’s gone,
and I pray she’s not doing
the same.

© Chagall 2014