First Week Anniversary Sexbyvrosej10©
a dead rose, dropping red tipped petals
from a willow pattern cup, chipped near the handle
next to a purple pen marked ‘grape scented’
a pad of paper scrawled with a number and V.A.
beside it, a picture of a man in camouflage
alongside that, a reddish carnival glass ring dish;
containing two wedding bands, large and small
all this on a dresser touching a canopy bed,
on its bare mattress, a woman in a stained t-shirt
hand between her legs, stroking—weeping.