Mary Robles is from El Paso, Texas, and was the recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland, Ohio. Robles was a featured reader in The Emily Dickinson Museum’s “Phosphorescence” reading series, and her writing has been published in The Rio Grande Review, Pinwheel, Salt Hill Journal, Glass Mountain, and is forthcoming in Luna Luna Magazine. Her website is maryroblespoetry.wordpress.com.
“Ask me something only I would know.”
You say this to your wife because you know you’re human. You can feel it in the familiar ache in your back, and the fear writhing in your guts. You feel it in the cold seeping into your bare feet from the kitchen floor. You know you’re real because you remember.
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