I sat with my ex

in his garden

on a cold, bright sunny day

in Melbourne

we hadn’t

slept together

the night before.

He lived there

with his girlfriend

an arty chick

he met in London

I never knew her well.

She was right to

be uncertain

he was mine

for the taking.

And I blew off

my old best friend.

And he knew

I’d fucked his brother

– my god

I was hungover

we just stayed there

playing Scopa

in the sunshine

it was a nearly perfect day


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