Robert Ronnow
                                                                        Long As You're Living

                              Come What May

Come May. Come what may.
The most significant thing today
first Monday in May
my wife six months pregnant with twins
says she’s scared what we’re getting ourselves into.
Like the time I moved into an apartment uptown
I mean way uptown, Bronx uptown, uptown
where you’ve never been
Cuban bomba in the airshafts
painted the apartment walls banana yellow and moved out the next day.
Lost the deposit.
A few years later moved right back to the same neighborhood,
stayed a decade.
I’m not--scared, that is--but they’re not kicking my insides out, either.

Copyright 2017 by Robert Ronnow.