The vicious wound of our break up
scabbed into a velvet ant.
It scurried across the new typeface
you designed to write your next chapter.
Anger’s loud yawp, kept loneliness at bay
long enough for paint to dry
on white apartment walls
ready for sanity’s scrawl and height-line measures.
Our friends took sides according to taste—
the craft beers
you stocked in your new fridge
compared to the ones I stocked in mine.
copyright © 2020 Kenneth P. Gurney