Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nobody Told Them

My neighbors yap at each other like
a couple of
small dogs in
a burning building
somebody told them
marriage was supposed to
be like this
needlepoint dreams
immersed in
razors nobody told them about
the shaved dynamic of
shared space and
that feckless taste
a forgotten fragrance
one that lies
corrupted between
their toes.

(c) jayne lyn stahl