pearls

Partly Over You

Posted in triolet, triolet redoublé by maggie on 2010/04/03

She's almost nearly partly over you,
and each shot she gives up's a break I get
to occupy the holes where she withdrew.
She's almost nearly partly over you;
now any day she'll drop the other shoe
and act as though you've never even met.
She's almost nearly partly over you,
and each shot she gives up's a break I get.

Though she still plays along quite nice, I bet,
She's almost nearly partly over you.
She'll finish up and never break a sweat,
though she still plays along quite nice. I bet
she'd trade you in to cop a cigarette,
a shot of whiskey — any thrill will do,
though she still plays along quite nice. I bet
she's almost nearly partly over you.

She's almost nearly partly over you.
You'd not be hers completely if you'd let
me show you how to let her know it's through.
She's almost nearly partly over you,
but thinks how her investment might accrue,
so keeps the pretense going for the threat.
She's almost nearly partly over you—
you'd not be hers completely if you'd let.

It's over.  She just hasn't said so yet.
She's almost nearly partly over you
and don't expect she'll bother to regret
it's over.  She just hasn't said so yet,
but it takes two to make a whole duet.
Just one more chance, she says?  It's time you knew
it's over.  She just hasn't said so yet—
She's almost nearly partly over you.

She's almost nearly partly over you.
Get on with it!  Rewind, reload, reset!
The one who loves you most's not you-know-who.
She's almost nearly partly over you—
that's more than almost nearly partly true!
While you'll pay down some fabricated debt,
she's almost nearly partly over you.
Get on with it!  Rewind, reload, reset!

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  1. Maggie said, on 2012/02/04 at 10:51

    Yep, I like the triple triolet. It all hangs together beautifully. Congrats. I enjoyed reading this.


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