How I Got Over
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These poems tell the story of love gone bad. There are no chocolates, roses, or cupids in these "love stories." These poems tell the bitter truth about love. Romance is for dreamers. In these poems, the candy has turned bitter and the roses have dried up.The narrator in "How I got Over" shares with us her unrequited with a man cool to her affections. She pushes through all of the pain until the bitter end when she visits his grave and delivers her own brand of sweet revenge.
In "Unphucked" Maura comes home early to find her husband in the throes of passion with another man. Witnessing the act puts her at the crossroads of revenge or the release of her pent-up sexual desire.
If you love language and how it's used to express raw emotion, you will love these poems.