Literary Orphans

Smile
by Ruth Madievsky

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Knock. Knock. Creak. Step. Open. Hello. Hi. Smile. Kiss. Tender. Soft. Enter. Empty. Private. Bedroom. Close. Clothes. Shirt. Tie. Floor. Blouse. Bra. Lace. Silk. Floor. Chest. Breast. Lips. Kiss. Hard. Yearn. Bite. Eyes. Neck. Ears. Breath. Suck. Sigh. Want. Belt. Floor. Pants. Floor. Shimmy. Boxers. Floor. Reach. Touch. Sigh. Skirt. Panties. Floor. Silence. Eyes. Breath. Naked. Adam. Eve. Alone. Together. Want. Reach. Kiss. Stroke. Hot. Wet. Want. Bed. Sheets. Roll. Giggle. Hair. Sorry. Kiss. Tongue. Eyes. Want. Shift. Two. One. There. Move. Moan. Move. Yes. Move. More. Move. Sweat. Kiss. Groan. Move. Urgent. Move. Hard. Move. Almost. Move. There. Move. Yes. Move. Yes. Move. Yes. There. Bliss. Waves. Crash. Back. Arch. Toes. Curl. Groan. Kiss. Heavy. Ecstasy. Eyes. Sigh. Out. Fall. Breath. Heavy. Sweat. Lips. Spoon. Stroke. Smile.

Key. Home. Hello. Hi. Wife. Kiss. Slap. Anger. Where. Why. Work. Lie. Enter. Kitchen. Dinner. Cold. Wife. Cold. Next time you’re back this late don’t bother coming back at all. Eyes. Hard. Scowl. Dry. Love? No. Years. Gone. Leave. Bedroom. Sigh. Alone. Bed. Memory. Eve. Cringe. Eve. Wrong. Love. Want. Need. Must. Up. Out. Kitchen. Keys. Door. Wife. Glare. Where. Husband. Work. Sigh. Why. Papers. Forgot. Urgent. Boss. Tomorrow. Fired. Must. Fine. Tense. Hurry. Yes. Soon. Lie. Kiss. Dry. Love? No. Door. Close.

Knock. Knock. Creak. Step. Open. Hello. Hi. Smile.

 
–Poem by Ruth Madievsky
–Foreground photo by Michela Riva