Rough Love

Rough love from tough men
Taught me to be normal. They
Used me, they dumped me.

To big brother they
Did the same; still he lingers
Around their house, waits.

Little brother had
Not his patience; he went to
The bars and found them

Which was wise? Lonely
Me, needy big, full little?
Which is normal now?

My Dream

In my dreams we are

Together. We don’t concern

Ourselves with others’

Opinion of what

We do. My husband and your

Boyfriend don’t exist

In my dreams. We fly,

Exhilarated, bodies

Mingled, you and I.

All I ask is that

You just come with me, and we

Try it. Can we try?