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Hangover breakup by Raphael D’Abdon

raphael d'abdon | March 15th, 2016 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

“last night you were fantastic”
she said
as she opened her eyes
her breath heavy with
boozy morning fumes

“last night i slept with your sister”
i replied
from the depth of my own hangover

the conversation that followed
ended up in a lifelong rupture
between my girlfriend
and myself

i wonder in which terms
she is with her sister
now

Poe Bio

raphael d’abdon was born in Udine (Friuli, Italy) and lives in Pretoria. He is a writer, editor and translator, he has read his poetry in Italy, Nigeria, South Africa and the US, and his poems appear in several journal and volumes. In 2013 he published his debut poetry collection “sunnyside nightwalk” (Geko), edited and complied the volume “Marikana. A Moment in Time” (Geko), and was a featured poet at Poetry Africa (Durban). His second collection of poetry “salt water”, was published through Poetree Publications. ‘Bitter herb’ is his most recent collection published in 2018.

 

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