POEM: No Other

how strange at some point
there would be no other
no other woman in the world for me
I would object I hardly had eyes
and had to lie to friends
when they nodded and leered
I didn’t care

and so any other had
no place for me I only wanted you
I don’t know why yes I do
some chemist mixed it just right
adding the essence of you
one drop
and I was a fool


Richard Donnelly

Richard Donnelly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Classic flyover land. Which makes us feel just a little... superior. Mr. Donnelly's first book is 'The Melancholy MBA,' published by Brick Road Poetry Press in Columbus, Georgia.