Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Poem by April Salzano


5/04                Moved from GA to PA
9/04                Bought 1st house
12/04              Husband used for the first time
Got pregnant on the bedroom floor
8/30/05          Gave birth to 2nd son: Thomas
9/06                Got pregnant (immaculate conception?)
12/06              Miscarried (guess not)
4/07                Husband went to England
6/07                Husband went back to England
7/07                Found out about affair husband had in England
7/07                Threw husband out
7/07                Husband went to rehab
8/07                Took husband back
11/07               Found out husband was using, cheating again
11/07              Threw husband out again
12/07              Husband went to rehab again
1/08                Buried my dog
5/08                Fucked a few random people who did not seem random at the time
6/08                Husband went to rehab again
8/08                Buried my father
8/08                Met potential future second husband: Eric
9/08                Abruptly stopped screwing whatshisname
1/09                Filed bankruptcy
2/09                Husband went to rehab again
1/10                Divorced husband
6/10                Moved in with Eric
6/11                Married Eric
happily ever after?

April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Poetry Salzburg, Pyrokinection, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Rainbow Rose, The Camel Saloon, The Applicant, The Mindful Word, Napalm and Novocain and is forthcoming in Jellyfish Whispers, The South Townsville Micro Poetry Journal, and Inclement. She is working on her first collection of poetry and an autobiographical novel examining the beauty and pain involved in raising a child with Autism.

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