A Marriage, by Matthew J. Andrews
















(holding hands, image by Anna Sunny, on Pixabay)



A Marriage



The fire that ends its dance

has the likeness of death

until you put your hands close

and feel the unyielding heat

of an ember secure in its bed,


much in the same way a room

devoid of words feels like absence

until the deep hum of a hand

caressing the reach of another

jumps like a flame to your ears.


___________



Matthew J. Andrews is a private investigator and writer

whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in

Orange Blossom Review, Funicular Magazine, and

EcoTheo Review, among others. His debut chapbook,

I Close My Eyes and I Almost Remember, is forthcoming

from Finishing Line Press. He can be contacted at: matthewjandrews.com




May 2021 issue

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