by R. Gerry Fabian
I am without a telephone
because like painting
I need to see faces.
I am without a newspaper
because the paper reports
and I am well.
I am without a television
because I would rather
live my life
than wish to be like
the actors who would live it
I am without a car
my body need exercise
a great deal more
than the convenience.
And I am with her
because her environment
has broken her brain,
poured it in a saucepan
and promised her an omelet.
R. Gerry Fabian is a
retired English instructor. As a poet and novelist,
he has been publishing
his writing since 1972 in various literary magazines.
He has published four
books of his published poems, Parallels,
Out of the
Atlantic, Electronic Forecasts, and Ball on the Mound.
In addition, he has
published three novels. They are Getting Lucky (The
Story), Memphis Masquerade,
All these books are
available both as ebooks and paperbacks at
all publishers including Amazon, Apple
Books and Barnes and Noble.
His web page is https://rgerryfabian.wordpress.com
He lives in Doylestown,
Rosmus is a Jersey
girl who looks like a Mob Wife & talks like Anybody’s from West Side
Story. She works out 5-6 days a week, so needs no excuse to drink or do
whatever the hell she wants She’s been published in the usual places, such as Shotgun
Honey, Hardboiled, A Twist of Noir, Megazine, Beat to a Pulp, Out
of the Gutter, Mysterical-E, and Rock and a Hard Place. She
is the editor/art director of the ezine, Yellow Mama. She’s a Gemini, a
Christian, and an animal rights activist. She has recently been branching out
into photo illustration, under the guidance and mentoring of Ann Marie Rhiel.