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Dogs 2021

Stranger
(2/6/2021)


Brother Bollocks
had stared
at her
often
in amazement

this woman
he had married
in his previous
life

perhaps
napping upon
the couch

gently
breathing
unaware

the ring
upon her finger
which he had
given to her

a representation
of their union

but six years
later
he still felt
quite separate

he didn’t
understand
her motivations

her joys

her discontents

as much
as he tried
to satisfy
her wants

she was
at best
a temporarily
happy partner

divorce
was unavoidable
as they drifted
farther and farther
from that initial
physical
attraction

they had
seemed
so perfect
in each other’s
arms

but
unknown
to either
from across
a room

Brother Bollocks
still hears
from her
from time
to time

about
her new life

her new
husband

her new
accomplishments

her new
disappointments

feeling
that he was
now beginning
to know her

for the
very first
time