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Trading Goodbyes

Posted in villanelle by maggie on 2009/05/09

The old way never goes old
     for trading goodbyes
or so I've been told.

All one gets for one's gold
     is pain and lies -
the old way never goes old.

One's self can only be sold
     in one's disguise,
or so I've been told.

She keeps herself so controlled,
     since otherwise
the old way never goes old.

The end is pure and sharp and cold
     with piercing black eyes,
or so I've been told.

Anyone out there have a hold
     on when living dies?
The old way never goes old,
or so I've been told.

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