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once a year he & she met

Posted to Action Poetry

you told me you remembered
this dopey movie starring
alan alda & someone else/
you couldn't remember her
name/but once a year he
& she met in some tropical
location free from spouses
for a torrid weekend of sex/
you said that you & i should
do that/neither of us were
married & everything seemed
free & open/there were
no responsibilities & we
knew we would never end
up marrying each other/
it sounded like a hot idea
& we agreed to do it, but
that idea never materialized/
i haven't seen you for 15 years,
it looks like we'll miss this
year too/i always loved the
way your lips moved, slowly

-- markk