Affair
by Laura Madeline Wiseman

After I had come and gone
you said you’d been too afraid
to be there in the rented room
perched atop a hill
wrapped like a door prize.
I know this love is old.
Me with a husband
and you two sons by the man
who phoned us at midnight.
I’m over it or beyond it, I am.
But I can’t help thinking how it was
to come and go to you freely
when we were both too afraid to stop.



            ____________________________


Laura Madeline Wiseman is working on her dissertation in
creative writing at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  Her
works have appeared in
The Minnesota Review, The South
Loop Review
, Georgetown Review, and other publications.  
She is an e
mpowerment4women editor.


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Apple Valley Review:
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Volume 1, Number 2
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