Divorce Papers

Steve Barichko

she said i want to be done with you and i said no one wants

 

to be done with me more than me which made her laugh

 

at the same courthouse that married us we signed

 

the dissolution and i asked that she leave me

 

at camp columbia i’ll figure out a way back don’t worry

 

in february the lush grass was long beige wheat and i lit

 

a slim cigar and stood still at the entrance the wheat opening

 

like a mouth and i wanted something predatory

 

to be lying in wait for me so that i could concede defeat

 

having seen it long after it had already seen me

Steve Barichko is from Terryville, CT. His work has most recently appeared in Barren Magazine and Honey and Lime Lit, and is forthcoming in Doghouse Press. He lives in Terryville with his wife and daughter.

He can be found @stevebarichko.

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