A Woman on the Bench Across from Fairway (COVID)

She looked familiar when she came over to say hello

We Don’t Know One Other she said when she sat down

and she began with no prompting  natural monologuist

My Name is Sydney she said.  Johnson not Altman and

I’ll tell you why.  Altman was my ex husband’s name but

before we got married he said I’ve Got a Dead Brother

whose name was Sydney Altman so you can’t have

his name too and I just said OK.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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