By: Rex Easley
when I said I wouldn’t marry her, she said
okay, then i’m moving to kansas
we piled books on the floor and sorted
yours mine not sure do you want this one?
no, I didn’t really like it, just said I did
in the driveway out front her father,
sullen and wary, arranged boxes in the back of
a u-haul, stopped long enough to glare at me
every time I came near the door
when we were done, she said, I’ll be alone in kansas
can I have your little television?
you can have it, I said,
for fifty dollars
without a word she went outside, came back
with her father’s money
I carried the television out to the
u-haul, put it in the back
later on, when I wanted her back, she said that the television
was another thing she didn’t like about me
Rex Easley is an English professor at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Have published fiction and poetry in various national and regional literary journals.