Promissory Note

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀How deeply indebted am I
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀for what you say I owe?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Nothing’s all I got for it;
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀though that won’t fly, I know.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Ah, but my beloved one
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀who claimed to know me well,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀credit’s due your wise advice
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀that told me, “Go to hell.”

prompted by A Birthday in August ~ Sara Teasdale
at the imaginary garden with real toads,
shadowing Teasdale’s Debt,
as posted at the Poetry Foundation

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4 Responses to Promissory Note

  1. Ahhh Sara Teasdale –the kiss in Colin’s eyes

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