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How to Love Her

by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

He gives her the detective’s report.
She gives him a shark’s broken tooth.
He gives her the jeweler’s certification.
She gives him an ochre pebble from the moon.

She gives him the occultations of Jupiter.
He gives her Lincoln’s opera ticket.
She gives him an exploded star in the Tarantula nebula.
He gives her the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs.
He is learning how to love her.

Copyright © 2009 by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

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