Ex Officio

 

You were sitting beside me in the law school corridor—young again, as vivid as your infamous blue eyes. Mark, I wanted to say, we’ve been divorced for ten years—but I knew you wouldn’t believe me. Go get us a beer, you said. Typical. And when I rose to do your bidding, I felt that my body was slim and supple. I waited as the light behind the counter flickered and buzzed to fluorescent life, revealing—you.

no more dead
than this new moon
the past


7 Responses

  1. Lydia Cortes Says:

    Nice!

  2. leila ghanem Says:

    I saw the light, it was you, your holiness, my beloved master now and forever

  3. PeggyBilbro Says:

    Excellent! Both the prose and the poem.

  4. snakypoet Says:

    Poignant!

  5. MaryJo Says:

    So true. Well done.

  6. janewilliams Says:

    Yes, beautifully put, never ending …

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I found this quite haunting. Well done.

    marion

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