“Beautiful” by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

ten years later all I can
remember is we both liked the
9th symphony best. that & the sex.
I saw U on the Boardwalk, black hair streaked
w/ grey &
lion wild. my throat closed, then my heart.
U looked right through me, past me, out to sea.
maybe U were looking too hard.
I was wearing Prada sunglasses & no make up.
I’d left my flashy engagement ring at home
on the sink.
I didn’t stop. U didn’t see me or it’s
been too long.
have I changed all that much?
U looked beautiful, btw.

Alexis Rhone Fancher

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