she says
“i’m sorry
i disappeared, it’s just
i felt that i had been cast-
off, i always feel
that way”

he can’t look her
in the eye
having already
cast his line


  1. Alexa says:

    i thought this poem was stupendous. In my opinion though, i would have changed the title simply because when you read “cast off” in the stanza, it loses some of its punch having read it in the title previously. but wow.

  2. Jody Costa says:

    thank you, thank you, thank you! good suggestion on the title, Alexa, and thanks for the follow!

  3. Anonymous says:

    great poem. amazing connections. rajni

  4. Jody Costa says:

    thank you very much rajni!

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