the night before they met, he dreamt of a car crash
(later, before she made him an unlove, he told her she was the car crash, as they walked through end-of-summer woods)
she was his love-at-first-sight.
When he was her I-don’t-know
He was a showing-up-at-her-door-anyway
she thought herself a broken, an incapableoflove.
he was a letting-her-know-He-was-hurt.
So he became her kind-of love
but still her this-is-a-bit-too-quick love
Until she agreed to be a give-in, give-up love
and then he was her love.
but something happened, she hasn’t said yet what.
and so she made him an unlove.
Illustration by Alice Wilson. “Tuddenham, 2013.”