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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2019

MARRIED LIFE

 

by Michael Keshigian

 

 

Noise to his silence,

light to his darkness

she walks through his brain

singing and spins melodies 

in his head.

 

He hears her small breathing

when she hides 

in closets with no handles

and surprises him in the shower,

her body all soapy.

 

She slips in and out of beautiful

yet he sees her just the same

and sometimes wonders

how she arrived

and what her mission might be.

 

The years sneak by

like mice across the field,

yet she remains as inexplicable 

as her underwear hanging on the line 

in his basement workshop.

 

 

 

Michael Keshigian’s thirteenth poetry collection, The Garden of Summer, was released this April, 2019 by Flutter Press (available at flutterpress2009.blogspot.com and Amazon). He has been widely published in numerous national and international journals and has appeared as feature writer in over twenty publications with 6 Pushcart Prize and 2 Best of the Net nominations. (michaelkeshigian.com)

Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2019