It was that
college relationship
that taught
me so much 
not to trust
someone who cheats 
and not to
keep fighting
for someone
who won’t
fight for you.

When I gave up
I took nine
Ani DiFranco CDs
and left behind
a king-size
pink blanket
with silky
satin edges.
I got the better
end of the deal,
but I still
miss that blanket.