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Sometimes It’s a Complex

Luckily, I’ve never run into anyone with this one in real life.


He’s from the upper side of the tracks, so

None of us are surprised to know that

His mom’s not entirely happy

About him going to college with us.

We are surprised, though,

When she shows up in our tumbledown town,

Makeup caked to make eyes and lips

Sexy. She curls her hands and arms around

My hips and waist and shoulders,

Saying things about the meaning of

Low-brow to his straight-mouthed face.