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Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: The Soldier's wife - shopping on a Monday

They told me that you died on Monday.
Last Monday.
where was I that moment
we both died?
Could I have been aware
as I bought carrots and cress
that your life had suddenly gone,
and mine plunged into solitude for ever.
A moment. Just a moment.
A bullet.
That’s all it was.

No breath traversed air-waves.
No loving thought -
no mystic kiss -

I breath with difficulty
when I enter the green-grocers.
I never shop on a Monday.

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