Crazy After All These Years
The husband chased hurricanes under the beds of other women.
At breakfast for one, her orange juice leaked from Styrofoam cups,
the ones on sale at Wal-Mart. She thought: Love is no good.
It either strays or stays too long. A friend, who was still blind-sided by storms,
suggested the Caribbean. There she fell in love with a dwarf addicted
to speedboat racing. She felt good about his custom tailoring, his tinny laugh
at the foot of her bed. During a race, he fell over and drowned. She returned
to the mainland, drank everything from glass. From then on, nothing floated.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of several chapbooks of poetry and prose: Avenue C, Cat People, and Anime Junkie (Scars Publications). His latest e-books are You Never Die in Wholes from Good Story Press and The Truth about Onions from Good Samaritan. He lives and writes in New Jersey.