Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

Hopeless Marriage - Poem by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

click, click, click
my fingers tapping
on the keyboard as
i work on a new piece
you come up behind me
right on schedule
telling me it's late
i tell you i want
to finish the line
i'm working on

you say you want
me to come to bed
i want you to
leave me alone
when i say i will
be there in a moment
we both know i'm telling
a little lie
you sigh and go
to bed alone

i send out my poem
as soon as it is complete
within a few short weeks
i get a check in the mail
you say you want to be
writer like me
i say i will help
you get a job writing
soon you are writing
newspaper articles
and keeping me up late

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 9, 2006

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