The Second Marriage Rears its Head but Does Not Attack

by Mark Jackley
One night in bed, slowly,
in between blackouts
and screaming matches, lamps hurled,
knives and ripped upholstery,
we ate a box of ginger snaps
as we stared at something
on TV, two mumbling,
fat and happy zombies,
and chased the cookies with cold milk,
languorously. We sipped,
the better to savor a little
sweetness on our lips.
Mark Jackley is the author of three chapbooks. A full-length collection is on the way from Plain View Press. He lives in Sterling, VA, and, God help him, works for a cable company.

© 2009, Mark Jackley