St. Johnsbury

she poured the bone colored
grit into her coffee
watched it turn
a lighter shade of resignation
and stirred, unsmiling


what’s the matter?
he said
his words hanging
mid-air
a blooming cloud
of blinding ignorance
oh….
nothing,
she exhaled
her breath
a paste of disenchantment
mixed
with heavy regret


take my hand
she said,
not out of want
but need
why?
he said,
not out of concern
but for clarification


i just seem to be stuck
is all
and she left it
at that


Rene ~ 2013
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