Day Eight: ‘Saturday Morning From A Guy In A North Face’

April 8, 2017

You read Order of the Phoenix again
resting your head on my shoulder
as the Q dips underwater.

The sore on your knuckle
pulses as it’s not quite scabbed
two days out from the attack.

I understand the pressure makes it hard
to wear your wedding ring now
but the optics of it make me uneasy.

The visual still haunts:
flung-open door with vegetables dropped
and a prone man, bloodied, still.

Police said your quickness helped,
the guy’s awaiting trial now
and you have easy days and hard.

When your hand heals, I’ll take it in mine
and we’ll walk to the Q again
to get more groceries.


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