Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Good Night

no hurry now that you're safe
I can abandon that melodrama
complete with ambulance cops
total disruption of normal life

expecting us to play croquet
under popcorn clouds I read
Meg Wolitzer on the veranda
mallets and balls at the ready

you never came back from
planting spinach and then you
disappeared completely I was
lost in fiction and fading light

then I found you at your desk
watching some alarming video
about Ukraine or the Tea Party
having imagined I wasn't here

meanwhile I put the chickens in
refreshed their water gave them
treats collected eggs one each
thanked them and good night

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