Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sonnet 5: The Man's Wife is Just Slightly Broken

By Matt Olmos

the man's wife is just slightly broken
her arms an lips an other parts lay still
they do not celebrate or play like the vows she's spoken
there are corpses that fight better against their will.

the man's mistress sounds like goddamned perfection waiting
she sings from the telephone wires quite in tune
she buys plane tickets and speaks so his old world is fading
and he can hardly stand himself what is coming soon

the man himself is so sick to the sound
that even his family is a far off thing
and so he speaks to being so lost, yet found
and the sin, oh sin is oh so coming

but for his wife who fights her fight
gripping viciously for her married life

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