Address

 

Nancy

 

I

Pull on jeans

Slip from the bedroom

Our bedroom

My breath catches

The vision

Her

Lying there

Our bed

Sleep

My Beloved

 

I wander

The house

Our house

Looking

Listening

Imagining

A message

Perhaps

In the creak of stair

Welcome

Be at home

 

The party

Our wedding

Earlier today

The loving

Our loving

Earlier

This evening

Well into

This night

A blessing

She said

Upon

Our new home

Our new life

In day’s light

 

At transom-topped

Velvet-draped window

A curious moonbeam

Begs entrance

Sugar frosting  for

Persian carpet

Awakens Grandfather  

Demanding time be told

Between the chimes

A reverent hesitation

Ah

The moon dial

 

A change of course

The kitchen

Glazed in shine and chrome

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Winks back

Microwave and coffee maker

Refrigerator

Freezer

Stove and sink

That all  is

Real

Surprises

Both of us

 

Books

Caught in moon glow

Old friends

Uneasy

New shelves

New library

Video titles

Threatening competition

Television

Television

 

Like them I am

Unsure

Can I belong

This fantasy world

Phones and

Doors

Radiators and

Air conditioning

 

Silent

Warm from sleep

She rests

One long drowsy moment

Silk upon my chest

Stepping back

Green eyes wonder

Understand

My wife

Leads me

To the stairs

 

House

Be patient

Indulge me

Never

Did I dream

All it might mean

To have   

An address

 

 

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