Poem By Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler

as she wrote 'i love you' on his Valentine
it cut her with its edges and she took it as a sign

six years later, he's long gone and she disregards
the papercuts she gets with her anniversary cards

Comments about Papercuts

Such a cynic. Such a turn on.
This poem speaks volumes with a conservancy of words. Well done.
excellent piece...I'd use this one for the big 10
Nice and edgy. Thanks for not saying everything and letting the reader fill in the blanks.

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