In the church basement I see
the groom and the best man kissing.
20 minutes before the ceremony.
They wave at me. I think that surely
this marriage will be up in flames
quickly yet these unions can go
on and on. Secrets stack up
like cereal boxes bought on sale.
Sometimes they pour out,
but by then it doesn’t matter so much.
Doctor’s appointments. Joint returns.
Thirty years ago in Philosophy class
we studied The Mind-Body Problem.
It’s still a problem. Maybe
the Mind and Body have separate bedrooms--
no one has to block out bad snoring.
Morning comes. The doors open.
Two pieces of toast, one buttered.
Kenneth Pobo’s new chapbook is Save My Place from Finishing Line Press. In 2011 he won the quarrtsiluni chapbook contest for Ice And Gaywings. His work has appeared in: Nimrod, Mudfish, Indiana Review, Spoon River Quarterly, and elsewhere.