Wednesday, May 30, 2012


              A Light Matter
                   by Jim Rapp 

His tendency to turn on lights –
worse yet, to fail to turn them off –
annoys her; perhaps the greatest blight
she cites that she would call a turn-off.

Her failure to close a closet door
amuses him, in light of her annoyance
at lights turned on, or left glowing, con amore,
as reminders of his passing presence.

When he has “passed” there’ll be no lights left on,
and closest doors will stand triumphantly ajar,
both testaments to their years of gentle fun –
evidence that she has won the long “cold war.”

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