So It Seems

The mind forgets itself,

so big strange thoughts move in


and out.  You tell your wife you don’t

believe she ever wanted to be your wife.


Maybe, she just never wanted

to be a wife.  She just wanted


you.  Over the years, it seems you no longer

wanted her, but still loved a wife.  Neither of you


reach out to the body right next to you.  Affection is

a complicated animal making it all a broken


state of affairs.  You never became what you wanted

to become.  She forgot that  she kept forgetting


who she was for so long, and once she remembered

you already didn’t like her.