The Author Writes The First Draft Of His Wedding Vows

(An erasure of Virginia Woolf’s suicide letter to her husband, Leonard)
I feel certain I am going mad again.

 we will go through                                terrible times. And                recover . I
begin to hear your voice, and    can’t          concentrate.  So I am
doing what seems

will give me the greatest possible happiness.

I don’t think two people could                           have been happier with this disease. I
  that without       you                I   can’t             properly    feel . What I want to say is
You                  have

saved me.
Everything has gone from me
but the certainty of your goodness.

About Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Sons Of Noah, a chapbook forthcoming from Tired Hearts Press in 2014. His poems have been featured in Muzzle, Radius, Vinyl, Freezeray, joINT, and Borderline. He can also be found on Twitter.

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