On Last Lines

The last line should strike like a lover’s complaint.
You should never see it coming.
And you should never hear the end of it.

Suzanne Buffam, "On Last Lines" from The Irrationalist. Copyright © 2010 by Suzanne Buffam.  Reprinted by permission of Canarium Books.
Source: The Irrationalist (Canarium Books, 2010)
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