Charles Chaim Wax

Thin Walls - Poem by Charles Chaim Wax

she was tall
blonde hair
not especially beautiful
early forties
and through
thin walls
came to know
her existence
mostly alone
two years
my next door neighbor
but for a three month stretch
laughter with a man
love making with a man
perhaps happy
don’t know
then gone for awhile
came back
no hair
the super’s wife
visiting often
speaking words
of comfort
but there was
dead a month later
really wept
we never talked.

Comments about Thin Walls by Charles Chaim Wax

  • Rookie - 6 Points Chuck Audette (11/11/2005 10:56:00 PM)

    A missed connection - but only in some ways... Really good poem here. Enjoying the reading thus far. Thanks! -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie ... ... (11/9/2005 7:50:00 AM)

    i regard this as one of your better poems. it's pretty subtle and telling. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2005

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