List 72: Sentence 9
She called his name many times
in the recycled air of her modern home
and clutched a small shirt he used to wear.
In the darkness of the night
when laying in bed, there is no need
for secrets, so she let her face break
the way glaciers calve into the sea,
heaving her body from side to side.
When her husband entered
with a glass of water, she shrugged him away,
knocking the glass to the floor and spilling
what love was left between them.
He had walked the length of the hall when he heard her shrill cry
once more, but couldn’t muster the courage to turn around.