“So two people can love each other and still spiral down the kitchen sink like cold coffee poured from the mug.
So you don’t come back to me.
And all the phone calls were really just phone calls.
And all the metaphors are stuck in their poems.
So I got on the plane and you never even met me on the other end and no one can understand why I forgive you for it.
But I do.
I never tell you.
But I do.”
- Trista Mateer, winner of the 2015 Goodreads Poetry Choice Award and author of The Dogs I Have Kissed, wrote this recently in my book, I Am Incomplete Without You, on page 51.