Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

'poems from my ex'

My spinning mind slowed. The speaker was not exactly John. Perhaps I was not exactly that woman, and perhaps this poem not exactly “our” history. I began to see the poem for what it was: not just a transformation of fact but a transfiguration of reality.

Lisa Catherine Harper writes for Poetry about reading her ex-boyfriend's debut book of poems and finding page after familiar page of their years together.

Poems From My Ex by Lisa Catherine Harper : The Poetry Foundation [article].