Just very much meant to be

As Brad and Jennifer announce their split, Lizzie Skurnick offers up “A Villanelle Composed Upon Jennifer Aniston’s Answers To Her May 2001 Vanity Fair Interview, With Catalina Island ‘Glimmering In the Distance,'” a work composed some years ago. Here’s an excerpt:

This was just very much meant to be.
There was something very familiar about it.
But you just never know. What will be, will be.

I didn’t have a fantasy of what marriage would be like. I had no idea.
I was stunned when I was addressed as Mrs. Pitt.
This was just very much meant to be.


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