Posted by: David Harley | April 2, 2013

Ophelia

she says

he knows I’ll come to you
he sent me to the rehearsal but he knows there’s time to be here

he says

but the pavilion is closed it’s out of season

she says

yes I have to be there in 20 minutes

misery
condenses between his shoulder blades

curious
she plucks a sliver of water from his eye
licks her finger

Copyright David Harley, 1988
Published in Vertical Images 5, ISSN 0269 0063, 1990

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