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.