Death of a Marriage

By Daniele Pantano

another us breaks before us 

somewhere along this road 

 

our stillborn wakes from his 

sleep wind-torn and clinging

 

to the hitch-hiking doubles 

abandoned by the roadside

 

rain at last the flash unsexed

how heavy the soft shoulder

 

littered with estrangement 

and spike strips like fangs 

 

we dredge what’s left 

a spike in every tooth 

 

a tooth in every spike

we wolf it back down 

 

to where we once were

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