“Tales of the 10th Commandment” by Alexis Rhone Fancher

At 17 she
jumped on the
back of a
Harley,
smiled for the
journalist &
flash! sheʼs on the
cover of Newsweek.

So jealous.

Parlayed that into a
role on a hit
sitcom about a
mid-west radio station,
where she
met the sexy
TV star
who divorced his wife/left his
son
for her.
Talk about a run of luck!

Fast-forward to 2007,
when he left her for that
singer & the cops found her
driving
crazy-naked in the
desert.

So not jealous.

Photo & Poem by

– Alexis Rhone Fancher

© 2011

“it only takes a moment” by Vicki Batkin

there he was,
in my rear mirror
took my breath away.

he didn’t notice me,
he was following her.

weaving in and out of cars,
like a handsome braid
graceful, yet manly.
his glistening black hair
matching his Harley

sitting tall and statuesque-like,
he turned.
i could see my reflection
in his glasses,
where did i go?

he caught up.

he nodded.
she smiled.
i shrunk.

they can’t see
what lies ahead.
the lust,
the love,
the comfort,
the happiness,
the blows
and
blunders.
the disappointment…

it was there,
in that moment
i saw it all,
i lived it all,
i had it all.

and now,
i’m invisible.

how could a lifetime
end up in a moment?

Vicki Batkin

L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2010