Things My Husband Tells Me Now

by Vera Salter 

Help me stop the baby in the blue onesie

from reaching the fireplace flames.

 

It's disgusting how hard it is 

to get my puny arms into my t-shirt.

 

There is a dead hobby horse 

on the glass table outside.

 

My brain is a scattered handful

of cotton seeds.

 

Do you see the man climbing

the electric pole? 

 

Are you sure the spider 

on the floor is real?

About the Author

Vera Kewes Salter is aging with her husband in New Rochelle, New York. She is published in Right Hand Pointing, Nixes Mate Review, Red Eft Review, Poetica, Persimmon Tree and other publications.