Kristen de Kline #24 – Thought wrong

Thought wrong

thought you’d be there every birthday
he’s your boy
thought you’d be there
imagined he’d be here

thought
wrong

it’s not the cake and candles you miss
he’s over all that at seventeen don’t treat me like a kiddie
the tearing of wrapping paper saying bows and ribbons are a waste of time and money
kisses interrupted by phone calls texts messages
the knotting of the school tie and throwing on the blazer
charging out the door, says he’s going to miss the bus
the beer on tap he chooses at the Red Lion
good choice, I like James Squire too
the way he says: I learnt it in legal studies I can order a drink if I’m with my folks I learnt it in legal

thought you’d be there
imagined he’d be here

thought
wrong

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