many decades later
Trying to exorcise...I mean exercise
the accumulated pounds of flesh
at the gym...I mean the sports club,
was a movie theater
with a balcony
where you kissed me
for what was not to be.
That was long ago,
as I sweat,
that kiss emerges from the hidden rafters
as if it has been waiting since then
to take me back
to bring me back
and break my heart
Sally Wahl Constain is a lifelong reader and writer. She taught elementary school in Astoria, NY for more than 30 years, and shared wonderful literature with her students. She was also teacher of Library for many years. She was a reviewer for the Horn Book Guide for several years. In retirement, Sally continues to be an avid reader and writer and participates actively in book clubs and writers meetings. She is the proud author of her debut novel, The Keys to Fanny, a work of historical fiction. Sally is now working on a sequel, to this well appreciated book. She also continues to write poems when moved by emotions and events.