When They Got Home (Serial 9)

Ken and Milly were both smoking cigarettes

when they got out of the police car.  They walked up

the six stairs in front of their house both of them

saying absolutely nothing but the minute they walked

inside the door two doors really a screen first and then an old wooden

door Milly shouted and she was not a shouter What In The World

Did You Do?  I’m an embezzler Ken said and in a funny way

Ken who was a simple man, humble even Ken looked proud of himself.

Milly couldn’t believe this.  They’d been married 48 years.  Her

husband who she’d seen every single day who she knew inside out

her husband was an embezzler?  What in the world had

he taken?  And why?  How could there be a part of him

she just didn’t know?

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.


  1. Their story is compelling and tragic.
    It is disorienting to discover you do not know the person you have been living with is someone you do not know.
    You tell their story in a powerful way.
    I am hooked.
    Love, Fran

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