Sunday, April 26, 2009

Poem #3 Thirty Poems in Thirty Days

How Did This Happen

my mouth flew open, what did you say
did she know, expect anything
how did this happen
they seemed to fit together
owned two pug dogs, planted a garden
went sailing, spoke about expanding the house
bought a summer place near the ocean
how does this happen
one day a toothbrush disappears
the pillowcase stays crisp
did it happen suddenly or accumulate
like dust under the bed, did it happen
a long time ago and she never caught on
is it like picking up a different book
because the plot jammed and the writing
needed editing, did it happen without looking—
suddenly, or was it boredom
a kink, a lapse in conversation
too many meals the same
how does this happen
there must be shallow water markers
buoys, foghorns, slow signs
leavings don’t just happen
it just happened is always a lie

Linda ©2009
NaPoWriMo: 30 Poems in 30 days.

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