Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Waiting Women





                        She saw the young woman
Seated next to a lamp
A painting by Harunobu
And knew it was her
Waiting for her lover. 

In her case
He was her boss.
He didn't say
He would divorce his wife
But she hoped he would. 

Sometimes she saw a news item
About him and his wife
At the ballet or opera
And once at a political dinner. 

She smoked non-stop
With a bottle of Chardonnay
At her elbow
Listening for his steps
waiting for him
looking like the young woman
waiting next to the lamp.

Detective Matt allenby investigates a murder and finds he is falling in love with one of his suspects



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