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Our Love Was Like a Palindrome

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image from pintrest. I couldn’t track down the name of the original artist

The pencil shavings left over from your
makeup are still here
as is some hairspray
and the champagne glass you stole for me.

Your essence is strewn around my room
like smoke stains from a fire
but you’re not here
nor will you probably ever be again.

The cars and the craziness still motor by my window
but the loudest sound I hear
is that of your absence
the bombastic quietude of you being gone.

Picking up the pieces of you left around my room
they will live in the drawer
where all my other failed loves go.

Ours was like a palindrome
it ended just how it started
with loneliness.

If you like my poetry please get a copy of my zine Love Notes and Other Disasters (even though this poem is not in it)


Love Notes and Other Disasters

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.