Aquarius in Aquarium

“I remember you,
standing, shit-faced,
in a hotel-room
downtown somewhere,
and you were
agreeing a lot
with one of the
big biker guys,
while the keyboard player
for somebody really famous
was desperately trying
to get some sleep
in an armchair
in the corner,
and you were caressing
with a strange intimacy
the doorknob of
the bathroom where
you passed out later on
in the bathtub with
all your clothes on
and the water running.

And I remember you,
standing, shit-faced,
at the end of the pier
on the island with
the wind and the waves
rising up all around you,
and you were shouting out
to all your dead young friends
who were walking away from you
on the stormy water."

Aquarius in Aquarium

Nancy Ames

Calgary, Canada

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Artist's Description

This is about my first ex-husband (an Aquarius) who, when I told him I was writing, said, “So.. uh… is it all fiction?” Yes, it is, except this one.

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