Me and Michael

Me and Michael - Katie Davidson Professor Nolan HE112V 18...

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Katie Davidson Professor Nolan HE112V 18 October 2009 What You Amounted To The ordinary act of “weighing the dog” symbolizes a lost relationship in Billy Collins’ poem “Weighing the Dog,” which is filled with strong feelings of regret after realizing what the other had to offer once the relationship had ended. Like the speaker, I had a relationship with Michael, a friend whom I never really appreciated until we parted ways. While we were never romantically involved, we were connected in nearly every other aspect of a relationship. I never really weighed his worth as a love interest until after we graduated high school and went off to college. While I miss him dearly and miss what we had, I now appreciate him more than I ever have. Like in Collins’ poem, he and I are lost in “strange and distant neighborhoods,” floating helplessly through time (15). Occasionally reflecting on what we once had, I “never figured out what [he] amounted to until I subtracted myself from our combination” (11-12). High school was a catalyst for crushes and girlish obsessions. Starry-eyed girls would crowd the small bathroom mirrors, frantically applying mascara and lip-gloss in futile attempts to impress the boys.
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course MATH SM212 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '10 term at UPR Humacao.

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