Midnight, Lee’s Palace

Christmas, 2005 / No. 15

The crowd parted.

After a forceful effort,

I could have a better look.

Your hair was longer,

But still the same colour,

Still hiding your eyes.

In the years that passed,

I had cut my own hair.

You wore a ring.

I wondered what she would think

If she knew

That you’d moved on

And left both of us behind.

Deanna McFadden recently bought a fixer-upper in the Village of Brockton. Currently, not losing her mind is on the top of her list of priorities. She has contributed to the magazine since 1999. Last updated summer, 2006.