I hate you more (italics)



I hate you more



roared out of the camper I passed

and hit my right shoulder

stuck to my skin like a coating of carnage


someone inside must have said I hate you

in order to start this war of words when

I hate you more flew out once more


each repetition stripped of nuance

yet they woke a memory of cries propelled

like a Frisbee between a friend and her child


I love you

I love you more

back and forth, they screamed at each other

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