Disfunction? He’s harder than he shows.
New year? Old one hanging on.
Smiles… he pulled a cracker once.
Open cabinets – best of all please
He gave everything… she thought enough.
2020 vision? Still not seeing you.
He takes in the view
all the lines and spaces
curves and wiggles traced
their flow and punctuation
top to bottom footnotes
nothing hidden from him
He turns the pages over
no choice she made him
dense close packed tension
no clarity or meaning
she too complicated for him
too deep too dark he leaves
She wrote stories he couldn’t read
Page 10: Shorts: a take on poetry – Eric Daniel Clarke – Potter’s Grove Press
She didn’t read well his words