Phantom anniversary (Kim Addonizio)

Imagine the marriage lasting,
the lilies blooming in the black vase
for years, the water still fresh.

    The man and woman are looking at each other
    as they fuck, blooming and looking,
    and the angels are looking, too,
    opening their beautiful abstract mouths
    as though they are about to say something
    neither difficult nor true.
    The man and woman are oblivious.
    They grow fainter and fainter without caring.
    And the angels fold their wings flat
    and plummet toward them like stones.

~ by Jeremy on March 10, 2008.

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