In progress (2nd stanza by Tony Martin)

February 21, 2010

How does the woman find out
that her husband is sleeping
with his perfectly manicured
Sainsburys assistant?

She finds two pairs
of 3D glasses
and a nail file,
hidden in his sandwich box.

She imagines them sitting together
the light on their faces,
her red nails, their
plastic name tags.

She imagines their uniforms
hung up behind a painted door,
the night he was working
away in Walsall,

the conference in Birmingham
the training in Peckham,
the week with his collegues
at the all night metro.

What does she do
with the bottle of perfume
she finds with a scarf?
Not her colour, not her smell.

What does she say
when he brings home flowers,
unsold stock,
roses, freesias.

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One Response to “In progress (2nd stanza by Tony Martin)”

  1. ola said

    jolsome:) hmhmhm i remember about screenplay.
    I will think about it my dear!

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