Writing Wednesday – Dave Dean “Some Couples”

Our man Dave Dean is back with a new Writing Wednesday. This time, he’s decided to send us over a poem entitled “Some Couples”, which was inspired by Nathaniel Rich’s “Zanesville”.




Some couples
who don’t have families
christen their animals
and collar them with rosaries.

Argue over who
loves the tiger more,
or whose affections the bears
have been acting out for.

Husbands slam doors,
go for long drives,
threaten leaving for good
or cashing in on the hides.

Wives sob on the floor,
the fluorescent lights on,
knitting a sweater to match
the scales on a python

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