‘Til Tuesday

re-vistited, and edited, while daydreaming

Are You Thrilled

Come evening they sit in the front room–
he with his chamomile and she has her crossword
puzzle on her lap. She swears
when she makes a mistake in ink

The phone rings across the room. She coughs.
He turns his head once, but
does not get up. She claims that she can tell
it is a telemarketer by the tone

“Is there any beer?”
She continues working on 23 down, not answering.
“Is there any beer?”
“There is no beer.” She writes in the answer.
“Pity.”

The clock strikes 8.
she puts down the puzzle.
“Meet you there?”
“Hmm?”
“Well it is Monday night.”
“So it is. Did you?”
“Yes, of course.”

She stands in the doorway in crimson.
She typically wears only black, but
had promised to always wear his favourite color
on Mondays.
“A new one. Silk?”
“Yes.”

After, they lie still
he on his side and…

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