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  • Writer's pictureR. Gerry Fabian

The Third Jilting

I nearly set the date—

I always put great stock in astrology.

And with our planets so aligned

I moved with a false confidence.

My bouts with this affliction

have always been proper

and without pride or medicines.

My anticipation has been

the subject of many essays

in Gothic literary journals.

My disappearance provides little comfort

but I will heal and return

sometime before the Harvest Moon.


R. Gerry Fabian is a published poet and novelist.

He has published five books of poetry: Parallels, 

Coming Out Of The Atlantic, Electronic Forecasts, 

Wildflower Women as well as his poetry baseball book,

Ball On The Mound


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