That sly, sweet toss of her hair.
That off-shoulder gesture she makes.
That flirty, cascading sweep.
oh, he weeps.
Just seen, too, a wedding band
on her manicured hand.
Unfair! He aches. He weeps.
A retired teacher of English, Richard Swanson writes, gardens, and does woodworking in Madison, Wisconsin. The author of two collections and a new chapbook, "Paparazzi Moments" (Fireweed Press), he takes delight in writing in the ovillejo, a recently revived form of light verse, originally from Spain.