Saturday, March 19, 2016

Heartbreak, H.M. Poley

Positive 
written by H.M. Poley

Hope (dissolved) to peeing on a stick.
One day late, maybe.
Two days, for sure.
It must be this time, It must be this month. Open the wrapper.
Scan the directions, as if the words
you memorized
may have changed. You just need to see in writing, black and white, how long
you have to wait. How long has it been? You try not to look.
1 minute.
“This is stupid, nothing is different. You feel just the same

as always,
as last month. There won’t be
anything positive.”
2 minutes
“Maybe this time, I mean, I was 3 days late after all. I think, maybe,
I should count again.”
3 minutes
Time.
deep breath.
Turn it over.
Hope (dissolves)
Negative.
Maybe...Maybe
Next Month.
Maybe...Maybe
Never.

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