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March 2008, vol 4 no 1

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Betty Kaplan


The Widow

We were out to lunch, the widow and I. She turned to me and said "I am sorry for all the times I said no" I did not know what she meant then but I do now.

Never again to share our bodies. Never again to feel his arms around me. Never again to cuddle and talk about the things we did together.

Now I am the widow.

      old movies
        twin beds
          they didn't need to kiss