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by Joanna

Faded jeans
Sit at the top of the pile
Worn over
and over
and over
We all have them
That one favorite pair
Holes
Snags
Fringe at the cuffs
Threads thinned out
From so much runaround
Deteriorating
Splitting not at the seams
But those spots
On the outside
Of the back pockets
Patches applied
Mending
Repairing
A layer of stitching
In hopes
Of stopping
Yet another fracture
My last pair
Are still in the drawer

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