Barest of Skeletal Outlines

What’s the best way to relate history which only a few people care about? Jane and I fell in love, married, had children. We immersed ourselves in the repair and later the sale of houses. Scholars might wish to interview Jane for balance, but, damn it, she’s not available. What lessons could be drawn from our experience? Sum myself up in a couple sentences? I learned to stay busy to stay well. Maybe Jane and I made it through together so long because we knew which of the four or five kinds of love we were in any given year.

Todd Mercer

Todd Mercer’s short collection, "Ingenue", was a winner of the Celery City contest. His digital chapbook, "Life-wish Maintenance" is available free at Right Hand Pointing. Recent work appears in Literary Yard, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and Star 82 Review.