The Bottom Line

Screen Shot 2014-12-21 at 10.37.50 AMI will miss you the most in the evening after the dishes are put away and I’ve retired to the bedroom knowing there’s nothing on TV to hold my interest, pull back the sheets and expect you to enter the room holding a glass of something cold, jiggling ice cubes until you set them down on your desk. I will miss your personal rituals, even the ones I dislike like your smoking cigarettes.I will miss your calling me “honey” and “babe,” and hearing the music of your voice. I will miss the way you talked to cats and dogs, how you made love to me like a wide-eyed boy startled between my legs. Now I turn toward the emptiness of my bed. Back in that place with you, I couldn’t be there for me.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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