more this summer

It is unfair to place the blame on

any man who refuses a nest

a quiet spot with me inside a home of pillows

I cannot offer more

than now more this summer more than next year.

It is unfair to place the blame on me when I sit up at night and think

of single people

choking alone.

Mississippi is a temporary sky-

One day I am going home

and he will go home

-we never speak of “our” or “we”.

One thought on “more this summer

  1. Stephanie Bilinsky says:

    I always feel closer to you when I read your poems, Janine.

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