husbands and wives (memories of other times)
07.10.11 / 12:52 am

it becomes difficult to divorce one thing from another -
like listening to the sean carey record
while reading through the first of stieg larsson's books
and smelling the wet earth during october in seattle.
i felt like a dutiful husband then,
waiting for you to come home from the auction.
in time, i may have become that, among other things.

but i wasn't your husband then.
and despite those two years and our very natural connection,
which i sometimes still contend may have meant that you were the one,
your husband is something that i will never be.