The Day after the Day without a Yesterday

by Nicole Callihan

Nicole Callihan

Evenings, even Eve
wondered if she had
made the wrong choice.
There was knowledge, yes,
and knowledge felt good,
but then her husband giving
her the side-eye, the cramps,
the business with the boys.
Also, all that came after:
the Cubs losing,
grown men standing
around shooting guns,
little girls getting
thrown into vans.
It was enough to make her
want to go back to lying
in the sweet grasses with Adam,
his thumb and forefinger
circling her wrist like a vice.

Last updated November 23, 2022