Flumes Vol. 5: Issue 1, Summer 2020 - Page 56

Can I have her--

in this lifetime?

I will not return her until I see you.

I will not abandon her.

I felt the altar form--

her heavy body.

O’Bullah, tell them to stop.

They get in the way of her,

I do not belong to the other woman.

She gets in the way of my memory,

I am forgivable---

I am not the perfect enemy.