Rachel Coyne

Rachel Coyne
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Minnesota, USA
Birthday
October 10
Title
Writer, Attorney
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Rachel Coyne is a novelist, poet and blogger. She is the author of Whiskey Heart from New Rivers Press and Daughter, Have I Told You? from Henry Holt, Co. Find me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/imrachelcoyne

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DECEMBER 6, 2011 8:34PM

careless

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I tried to be careless with you today
-to speak your name
as if it hardly mattered to the woman at the market
-to linger too long among strangers
-to be late – to keep you waiting
the way I would have before
this love that came to unbind me.
But I had forgotten your touch.
-never still, always moving like water,
always trying to find its way in,
wave after wave crashing over me,
sweeping me under
-mast broken, bow snapped
butchered.
Oh, I had forgotten your touch!
sails torn, bleeding
its mere memory
wrecked me completely.

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This reminds me of a past marriage and the pain I feel when I think back to the evolution or devolution of that relationship. Painful thoughts, at least for me.
something about the sea as a metaphor for love. another unstoppable force of nature. telling makes it easier to manage, tell on.
Wow, this great. I heard it in my head with a breathless voice. r