five years
she starts with i’ve missed you
and an old photograph
left leg slightly contorted
painting her toenails
a slip of ivory panties
innocence of a remaining bare nail
under an apple red brush

and him?
heart—
seized
nerve—
pinched

jesus jenny they cracked my chest and the metal—
the metal parts everywhere they even stuck a scope up my penis
my wife dead in the nursing home 2019 and where the hell were you?
skip the false start promises of unwavering admiration
and let me see that pussy one more time before i die

Image Credit:mari lezhava

Jennifer Wilder was born a poet and later became a teacher of science, mother of boys, creator of artsy stuff and is currently training to become a the craziest of cat ladies in central Texas.