Beginnings

I notice you

in

the vegetable aisle

Behind you

I whisper

Leaning in toward

your shoulder

“You know,

they’ll just let

anyone

in here!”

Turning suddenly

You give me

a startled look followed

by sweet

throaty laughter

And ask

where I’d come from?

My statement echoes

breathlessness

Words tumble

as I share

too much

I say  I go through

men “like chocolates”

And marry each one

I date ~

I just returned from

a date

with a

former husband who

professes his

unalterable love for me ~

Asks forgiveness

for his selfish ways

And,

by the way,

I am everyone’s favorite ex-wife

My former husband even

pleads

his forever adoration.

Your look of amusement

makes me flush

You say we’ve been

together

five whole minutes

And we haven’t

gotten

married.

Yet.

January 13, 2014  Meldrum Poetry Workshop
Keystone Heights, Florida USA