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I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

By Mae Leonard

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This Details:

Published: May 2011

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I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

I met Billy Brown today
- remember him with Derek Deane
and the Freshmen? -
and he said to me, he did,
yes, he halted and put his arms
around my shoulders
and said, I heard you
on the radio, I did.

And suddenly I was afraid.
Afraid that I could giggle
like the skittish schoolgirl I was
when I google-eyed at him
in his fringed, suede jacket,
his golden curls beating time
on his shoulders, as he pounded
a piano and I swung
away from Butch Moore
and the Capitol, I did.
Never liked Brendan Boyer,
and Dickie Rock was for Dubs.

Thirty years on and both of us
a little worse for wear,
yet the old spark was there
as I walked down the aisle with him
in the supermarket today;
but I gave my wedding dress away.

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