Comfort Food

Editor back-issues, poetry

It began as easilyas the opening of a flower.A parfait of feelings,sticky confectionsenjoyed together;an ache in the marrowwhen they were apart.They went to dinner and films.They danced at clubs and ballsdressed up in the costumesof fairy tales.Then came the camping trips, and visits to theme parks.And they got an apartment,dividing rent, utilities,groceries and chores.Soon, they met the parentswith mock chastity,…

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