SCENE FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – III

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the night before my bon voyage
you treated me to steak and rice while you told fantastical stories
of your time in Croatia

paint and black market cigarettes, the month you smoked hash until
you met your baby Conroy in a café built for dolls,
where you met your baby twelve years before he took root in your womb

the night you turned twenty three in Rijeka shouting for all to hear your damnation
of Charlemagne and his men, your fist raised high still ready for the fight
even the police loved you

was it in your hospital bed overlooking the Adriatic (a broken leg to keep you company,
your canvas and brushes brought to you by an Italian you once kissed)
that you first wondered about the reflection of a rowboat under a quarter moon

This is a serial work in progress, all of what exists can be read here.

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Ben

Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.

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Ben

Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.