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Rating: 5.0

My marriage ended in an airport long ago.
I was not wise enough to cry while looking for my car,

walking through the underground garage;
jets were roaring overhead, and if I had been wise

I would have looked up at those heavy-bellied cylinders
and seen the wheelchairs and the frightened dogs inside;

the kidneys bedded in dry ice and Styrofoam containers.

I would have known that in synagogues and churches all over town
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Lyn Paul 14 June 2021

I can relate to your words. An excellent description of a broken marriage.

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Savita Tyagi 14 June 2021

Interesting poem with interesting images to express the uncertainty, fear and difficulty that one would face while stepping in a life of being alone and starting all over again.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 June 2021

Excellent objective poem, teasing himself upon his stupidity and thus excusing himself why he divorced his wife. A great poet greatest feel for humor.5 Stars for The Modern Poem Of The Day, very entertaning piece.

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