Poem Hunter
What’s The French For Déjà Vu Anyway?
(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

What’s The French For Déjà Vu Anyway?

When I met you first
the price of being
was your un-happiness.

And although you were unwillingly willing...
...it was too high a price to pay.
I held on to all this

So that you could escape
into the freedom of being
(hopefully with me)
You left me holding
this un-happiness like it was
the proverbial baby

...then you left me.
Now the price I pay
for your happiness
my un-happiness.
Baby...we’ve come a long way.
Sorry, what’s the French for deja vu
...or did you say.

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