six weeks

their raging hormone imbalance
the best time with any woman
is the first six weeks
and if you want to be
that’s the time to get
rid of her
let the next fellow have
all that body
all that joy
all that hilariousness…

don’t be jealous.–
check him in two and one
half years

he’ll try to load her back
on you

as upon his face
will be written
the same old

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