Catching the Send-Off Train: Melanie Faith

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  © Melanie Faith, 2013

Life Line

It started as a joke. She used to have a book. She’d read him.

She told Edgar his lifeline started strong and heavy

then turned, broke off.              He’d laughed, brushed it aside—

“Next there’ll be black cats and
the kettle’s an omen.” But his arms
drew Pauline closer. Don’t leave me

she’d exhaled into his skin where the palm line turned into erasure.

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  Catching the Send-Off Train:
Telephone Operator
Justice of the Peace
Where There’s Smoke
  There’s Breakfast
Life Line
Fragments, Sent
Red, White, Green
Pauline to Edgar
I’m not saying it’s the same.
Taking off His Ring, Part One
Edgar to Pauline
Tattered Mosaic
And Sometimes a Boy Needs
  a Father
Taking off His Ring, Part Two
Charlie: Settling In
Thirty years
Charlie: Settling In, Part Two
Platform: Traveling Back