She’s been disappointed before

This time, the problem was that he
went off to Denmark and came back
with a girlfriend who said she was pregnant but
miscarried just before it started to show.

But of course he didn’t tell her any of this.
He didn’t tell her anything,
Just stopped coming by her desk,
Stopped asking her, casually and
always with other people from the office,
To come for a drink.

And what could she say to him?
She was just shy of having a claim.
Technically,’ she’d say to her friends, ‘technically
he hasn’t done anything wrong.’

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