Your kitchen,in grey hesitant light— coffee, French bread, goat cheese
served on blueunmatched china.
Breakfast is simple
as always.We eat quietly.
The hiss of the espresso pot
The local radio stationplays a rebroadcast of energetic klezmer music
which you heardTuesday night in an auditorium of mostly older Jews,
a warming feelingof community, you say.
A stack of New Yorker magazines,
months of them
piled up on the bench next to me.
You wonder whether to read the poems.
We almost touch,
both of us reaching for the knife. I feel the heat of your arm.
The moment waits, wanting
but it passeslike the morning sun—all potential.
It blooms into the day,
becomes cloudy and uncertain.
“Fade” was previously published by Sanskrit Magazine.
Robbin Farr is a poet and essayist living in Doylestown. She is the editor of River Heron Review, an online poetry journal and provider of writing workshops. Robbin also volunteers for the regional arts council, Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County, where she helps to support literary arts programming. Her work has been published in numerous journals and in her book Become Echo, released in 2023. Reach her at email@example.com.
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