BY JAY CALHOUN
…Must’ve been all the sex.
Cute and quick
Her light response to the split sagging bed,
And the old bolt that once held the frame-halves together.
Not wanting one more thing to fix.
She hands-over the pieces:
One quarter-inch bolt,
With it’s sheared-off head.
…Really lasted a long time,
…Since before the kids.
He slowly folds his knees and back,
Making a floorward move.
Half-under with legs out,
Like some auto mechanic in dress shoes.
…Maybe we should have had more sex,
…And broke this when I was young enough to fix it.
…Careful, old boy
rubbing the ratchet up his arm.
But under the bed,