Love Poem: Alibi
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Written by: Bernard Chan

Alibi


In the end, we were there-not there,
two present absentees 
sharing an apartment vacated by a relationship 
and the worst kind of loneliness -- feeling solitary next to someone --
partners in the crime of abetting mutual misery,
though neither of us can really be linked 
to the crime scene, can we? 

We’ve got each other’s alibi.