TO THE WOMEN SITTING WITH MY WIFE AT OUR DINING ROOM TABLE, TALKING ABOUT THE MEN THEY’D LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS FOR
If these men are even close to your age, meaning in their 50s
then they are either going to have abs or money but not both.
That’s why your husbands weep when you drink wine.
Dave Newman is the author of seven books, including the novel East Pittsburgh Downlow (J.New Books, 2019) and The Same Dead Songs: a memoir of working-class addictions (Imperfect Union, 2023). His collection The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013) was named one of the best books of the year by L Magazine. He lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley.