Ken Smiled at Milly Serial 13

Milly brought breakfast to Ken and she

served it right on the glass coffee table

he’d never liked that table what’s the point

he’d said so many times of having a table that you

can see through you explain that one Milly

he’d said a million times and she tried to tell him

that glass was an interesting choice beautiful even

but Ken and beauty an odd combination he’d never

said You’re Beautiful Milly and she’d never said

You’re Beautiful Ken but still in the way that people do

when they live together 48 years every single day morning

to night they were used to one another and often being

used to one another was actual love.  Ken, said Milly

when they were both sitting down with one another

with their food on their blue couch.  Ken, said Milly.

How in the world are we going to talk about what you did?

And what will happen now?

Talking can be overrated Ken said

and then he actually smiled at her.  His smile was

infrequent and so Milly smiled back.

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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