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Sunday, 19 July 2020

Ciara Calls Off Engagement to Future After He Cheated by Christopher Childers

—Us Weekly headline, 8/13/14

Isn’t it always like this? At the start
it’s chocolates, then a 15-carat ring
and you’re locked in: what will your Future bring?
Turns out, a baby and a broken heart.
Well, he can’t play you like that—you’re too smart.
You’ll hit the gym, go back to modeling,
and when the world is at your feet, you’ll sing.
The record of your heartbreak tops the chart.

But baby Future wants his Pops again,
and nightly crying spoils your beauty sleep.
Sometimes the mask beneath your mask won’t keep
the skeleton concealed beneath the skin.
Then the doorbell, and you smell something sweet:
chocolates in hand, it’s Future, that old cheat.

From: https://pankmagazine.com/piece/three-poems-55/

Date: 2015

By: Christopher Childers (19??- )