Green Hills Literary Lantern

 

 

She Said We Had Soap-Scum Buildup

 


This was the first time that I

realized that we were truly married  -

a seal-the-deal moment

 

She wrapped a towel around her hips

& vanished into the bedroom

while I sat drinking

 

beer in the kitchen.  My big hound

stared at me with

question-mark eyes

 

wondering if he’d done anything

wrong;

I wondered the same

 

Neither of us ever heard of soap-scum

build-up, but

it sounded like a life-sentence

 

 

Mike Faran spent his childhood in the UK. After his return to California, he served a four year stint in the USAF and then went on to graduate from Cal State Fullerton. His poetry has appeared in Big Muddy, The Midwest Quarterly and Rattle. Sadly, Mike passed away in December, 2017.