"Divorce Court"

“Divorce Court”
by brian k. le lay jr.
Attorneys converse with clients
at the volume of nurses,
with the venom of snakes.
I overhear the
outspoken dirt.
Men and women arguing over
nightstands and coffee makers
and offspring ownership.
“She’s going to keep the house,
and you’ll pay alimony.”
The lawnmower, washer & dryer
Waldo the Dog.
“I should have never registered
my romance with the government.”
The toaster, the couches, his
mother’s ashes.
“At $250 an hour, I’m glad you
did, otherwise I couldn’t afford
my mansions and mistresses and

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