Plus One

Two words
drop mail
in the stairwell--
An unexpected
return address.

First guess: belated birthday card.
An invitation ensues
and the falling.
Postage paid envelope. Nice touch
like a cruel joke, strategically timed.

Picking up the papers
demands a second glance.
A cousin's marriage. Relief.

They share the same first name.
The last one came close.


A has-been hangs up his holsters
and waits for a candle to ring
but she's forgotten.

Currently reading:
"The Road to the Dark Tower" by Bev Vincent.

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