Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Conversation, Ante Meridiem

Conversation, Ante Meridiem

She says her second husband committed
suicide to spite her first husband who

also committed suicide and now she
thinks of committing suicide because her

son has moved away and her
daughter is almost out of school she

waves across the street at her
old house and says he shot himself right

there so are we going to
have sex or what?

I say yes but the sun is
hovering over Cairo and
wants you to know he’ll be back.

She says are you hungry I
think I have some salad.

Notes: This is less poem-writing than dictation. Except the bit about Cairo. But I do think that's the thing to say to people who talk of suicide. The sun will be back, and things will look better.

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