The National Catholic Review

oh sweet husband of mine
why did you look back
did you not hear my footsteps
from behind
did you not feel my breath
on the back of your neck

I was so close
—so very close
did you think i would not follow
that the lethean waters
were sweeter than your touch

oh my foolish lover
i have lost you forever

Renay Sheehan's poetry has appeared in the Arizona-based magazone Anthology.

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