Where is everyone? Where’d they all go?
There’s only you and me.
People have already got their stuff.
Those people. The those people
In the other room.
I don’t know who they are.
I miss you. I miss you. When I don’t see you
I miss you.
I worry sometimes… people asking
How am I? How am I doing?
Is something… wrong? Something wrong with me?
Yes, I know who I am.
I have very high feelings
I think I’m reasonably good looking,
And that’s just about it.
And you know I adore you.
Really? No, I didn’t know that.
You’d go to the ends of the earth for me?
I’m sorry. I didn’t think you were that dumb.
Copyright © 2017 Robert Sward
A Note From Robert:
Yes, I know Gloria’s line, “I didn’t think you were that dumb” appears elsewhere. While the vast majority of the words and phrases are hers, now and then I’ve taken certain liberties with the context(s) in which I place them. Serving as her editor, husband, and deeply compromised reporter, now and then I’m experimenting, trying out different possibilities, using certain words and phrases in one context and then in another.