Some of What’s Not on Your CV

by Mark Chmiel

Your allusive ode to your soul-pal (“I am because you are”)
That incendiary haiku you gave to Mona on the porch
What prompted your most intense torrent of tears

That photo of the blissed-out Hindu mystic that changed your life
Your three favorite lines you still hum from Blood on the Tracks
That long passage you memorized from The Brothers Karamazov

What she whispered to you at the wake
Who are you without these?
What worth is a CV without these?

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