*January, 2013.

Lonely Life

I fell asleep in my recliner one night

with a can of lager in my hand

fireplace flickering

TV speaking to the

furniture in the house

that wasn’t there

I moved myself from the

living room to the bed

and phoned her just

to hear her voice

to remember what it sounded


Got her on the phone

sat in odd silence for a bit

felt so much more than I


She kept telling me not to

be sad

and I said OK for her

but cried very, very

large, warm tears.

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