Carol Bennett   © 2010 All Rights Reserved

And Let God

When your ex-girlfriend
            gets married,

thatís the beginning
            of something

awful. I used to dream
            I was on a conveyor belt

running from a giant.
            Now Iím in a house

with a thousand doors
            that lead to cliffs

and kitchens
            and the bedroom apartment

we used to share.
            When my parents

took us on trips
            the claustrophobia

kicked in.
            I once put on a shoe

with a bee inside.



R.A. Riekki
Copyright © 2010  

R.A. Riekki's novel U.P. was Ghost Road Press's bestselling novel for 35 weeks.

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